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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Anne Tyler” great author complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was an American novelist and short-story writer, whose keen ear for dialogue and life-like characters has won her critical acclaim. Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but grew up in North Carolina, the daughter of an industrial chemist and social worker. The writer Eudora Welty, who depicted the Mississippi of her childhood, influenced Tyler. Several of Tyler’s novels have been set in Baltimore and focus on middle-class families, their secrets, ambitions, dreams, and crises. Among Tyler’s best-known books is The Accidental Tourist (1985), which was made into a successful film, and the Pulitzer Prize winner Breathing Lessons (1988).

As a writer Tyler made her debut in 1964 with If Morning Ever Comes, which depicts a young man, Ben Joe Hawkes, returning from Columbia to North Carolina and attempting to find his own way despite family expectations. He knows that his father lived alternately with his wife and his mistress and his grandmother married his grandfather although she was in love with another man. Finally Ben must decide how to continue with his ex-girl-friend. In 1967 Tyler became a full-time writer. In 1977 she won an, award from the American Academy for Earthly Possessions. Her novel Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (1982) explores tensions inside a family seen from the perspective of each member in turn. Pearl Cody Tull’s children all have their own view of her – she is violently abusive, suspicious, or nurturing. Absentminded Ezra, the youngest son, runs the restaurant of the tide, where Pearl’s husband and her children gather for dinner after her funeral. In 1986 The Accidental Tourist won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was made into a film in 1988, directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring William Hurt and Kathleen Turner. It tells the story of a man, Macon Leary, who writes travel guides for travel-hating businessmen. After his son, Ethan is murdered in a fast-food joint and his wife Sarah leaves him, Macon spends his time travelling in aeroplanes, addicted to routine. Macon’s routines are shattered when he meets Muriel Pritchett, a dog trainer and her young son. Macon moves in with Muriel, but Sa-rah wants him back. As in many of Tyler’s novels, the characters are hesitant to flee their present lives. In this story Tyler also reassures that what ever happens, life goes on.

In 1989 Tyler won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons, the story of a couple who have been married for 28 years.

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