Ann Patchett

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On my radar: Tim Minchin's cultural highlights
The comedian and musician on kayaking in Kangaroo Valley, and why the world is getting better

Alice Fisher

28, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Women's prize for fiction lines up 'heavy hitters' on 2020 longlist
Three Booker winners lead a 16-strong field contending for £30,000 prize in what judges described as ‘an extraordinary year’

Alison Flood

03, Mar, 2020 @12:01 AM

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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett review – indelibly poignant
The US writer’s meticulous eighth novel is a twisting family drama spanning five decades

Benjamin Evans

29, Sep, 2019 @12:00 PM

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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett review – an irresistible modern fairytale
Both mythic and naturalistic, Patchett’s story of children expelled from the mansion of their childhood by an evil stepmother showcases her great skill

Elizabeth Lowry

25, Sep, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Ann Patchett: ‘We’re almost embarrassed by grief. It’s so strange’
The American novelist on writing a modern-day fairytale, the unreliability of memory, and how Zadie Smith inspired her to create a wicked stepmother

Hannah Beckerman

21, Sep, 2019 @4:59 PM

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Book clinic: what books can help me to love my enemies?
Buddhist wisdom and Anita Brookner help make sense of those annoying others

Julie Myerson

27, Jul, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Bel Canto review – vacuous hostage drama
Julianne Moore plays an opera singer trapped in South America in a tepid adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestseller

Simran Hans

28, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Bel Canto review – Julianne Moore trills as opera star in hostage drama
Moore hits the high notes opposite Ken Watanabe in this soapy adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestselling novel

Cath Clarke

25, Apr, 2019 @5:01 AM

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Top 10 musical novels | Rebecca Kauffman
Novelist Rebecca Kauffman chooses work by authors from Ann Patchett to Zadie Smith resounding with music and musicians

Rebecca Kauffman

23, Jan, 2019 @1:30 PM

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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett review – breathtaking, perceptive and poignant
An adulterous affair brings two California families uneasily together in this story set over five decades

Sarah Churchwell

16, Sep, 2016 @6:30 AM

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Ann Patchett: ‘If writers are to survive we must take responsibility for ourselves and our industry’
The author discusses buying her own bookstore, the legacy of divorce and referring to herself in the third person

Hermione Hoby

03, Sep, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett review – it started with a kiss
An ill-advised drunken kiss is the catalyst for this compelling saga of a dysfunctional Californian stepfamily

Kate Kellaway

29, Aug, 2016 @6:00 AM

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