Tom’s guest today is the acclaimed writer Ann Patchett. She is the winner of the Pen Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for fiction, and her work has been translated into more than 30 languages.
Patchett is the author of eight novels, the latest of which, The Dutch House, was just published last week. As with some of her other immensely popular books -- novels such as Commonwealth, State of Wonder and Bel Canto -- in The Dutch House, Patchett writes with grace, authority and limitless compassion. Her characters navigate a complicated world with humility and fortitude, and she reveals their stories with a masterful touch, peppered with brilliant and straight-forward observations that elucidate that which is poignant and important about the human condition.
Ann Patchett joins Tom on the line from the studios of Spotland Productions in Nashville, Tennessee.
Their conversation was recorded September 20, 2019, so we couldn't take any calls, emails or tweets.