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Ann Patchett is the author of six novels, including the New York Times Notable Book The Patron Saint of Liars, The Magicians Assistant, the Pen Faulkner Award winner Bel Canto, Run, and, most recently, State of Wonder. She is also the author of the memoir Truth and Beauty, and has made numerous contributions to The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, The Atlantic, and others. A Guggenheim fellow, Patchett was the editor of The Best American Short Stories 2006. Patchetts work has been translated into more than 30 languages.