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Anita Shreve (born 1946) is an American writer. The daughter of an airline pilot and a homemaker, she graduated from Dedham High School in Massachusetts, attended Tufts University and began writing while working as a high school teacher in Reading, MA. One of her first published stories, Past the Island, Drifting, (published in 1975) was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 1976.
Among other jobs, Shreve spent three years working as a journalist in Nairobi, Kenya. She also taught creative writing at Amherst College in the 1990s.The Pilot's Wife was selected for Oprah's Book Club in March 1999. Since then, Shreve's novels have sold millions of copies worldwide.
Most recently, her essay "Found Objects" appeared in the anthology "Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting," published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2013.
She lives in New England.
Awards and honors
- 1998 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, The Weight of Water
- Past the Island, Drifting (1975)
- Eden Close (1989)
- Strange Fits of Passion (1991)
- Where or When (1993)
- Resistance (1995)
- The Weight of Water (1997) (Shortlisted for the 1998 Orange Prize)
- The Pilot's Wife (1998)
- Fortune's Rocks (1999)
- The Last Time They Met (2001)
- Sea Glass (2002)
- All He Ever Wanted (2003)
- Light on Snow (2004)
- A Wedding in December (2005)
- Body Surfing (2007)
- Testimony (2008)
- A Change in Altitude (2009)
- Rescue (2010)
- Stella Bain (2013)
- Remaking Motherhood: How Working Mothers are Shaping Our Children's Future (1987)
- Women Together, Women Alone: The Legacy of the Consciousness-Raising Movement (1989)
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