Tune in to KERA FM tomorrow at 9 p.m. for The Writers Studio. Art&Seek is thrilled to present this six-week conversation series produced by The Writers Garret.
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Patchett wrote her first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars, during a residential fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her second novel, Taft, won the 1994 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and her third, The Magician’s Assistant was short-listed for England’s Orange Price and earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her best-selling Bel Canto won the PEN / Faulkner Award and Orange Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and she has written two acclaimed novels since: Run and State of Wonder. In 2011 she purchased a bookstore and has since gone on to be a spokesperson for independent booksellers, talking about books and bookstores on The Colbert Report, NPR, The Martha Stewart Show, and The CBS Early Show. In 2012 she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.