What Are You Recommending Anne Tyler

by Anne Tyler | Nov-30-2007

This week, the NBCC launched a Best Recommended List, drawn from the votes of our members and over a hundred former finalists and winners of our award. (For more on that scroll down to the list). One of the voters was Anne Tyler, and here's what she had to say about her choice, "Out Stealing Horses," by Per Petterson.

"It's a book that seems to me timeless, and one that applies to a much larger world than the tiny rural setting it describes."

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. "Digging to America," her 17th novel, was published in 2006. "The Accidental Tourist" won the National Book Critics Circle in 1985. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

About the Critical Mass Blog

Commentary on literary criticism, publishing, writing, and all things NBCC related. It's written by independent members of the NBCC Board of Directors (see list of bloggers below).


Categories & Archives

Become a Member of the NBCC

NBCC Awards

Finalists for 2017

See all award winners

Find out how to submit

Read how we select

Frequently Asked Questions

Videos and Podcasts

NBCC 2017 Awards Ceremony

NBCC 2017 Finalists Reading

All videos and podcasts.