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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Ann Patchett

A winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, Ann Patchett is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading writers. The author of six novels, including Bel Canto and State of Wonder, as well as several non-fiction books and a collection of essays, in her spare time she’s part-owner of Parnassus Books, an independent bookstore in Nashville.