ANN PATCHETT has written seven novels and three nonfiction pieces. She has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Important Persons in the World, as well as the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize in England, and the Novel Sense Book of the Year. More than thirty languages have been translated into her work. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Karl, and their dog, Sparky, as co-owner of Parnassus Books. annpatchett.com is a website dedicated to Ann Patchett.