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country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Hollins University
occupation: poet, novelist, writer, university teacher, essayist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, National Humanities Medal
Annie Dillard (born April 30, 1945) is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. From 1980, Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut.
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