Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the author of more than 20 novels.
Her 20th novel, A Spool of Blue Thread, was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 2015. Her 11th novel, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.