Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie appears in the following:

The State Ann Beattie Is In

Thursday, September 03, 2015

For over 30 years, novelist Ann Beattie has been chronicling her generation. Now she wants to write about teenagers because — unlike her peers — they always speak their mind.


Ann Beattie on Her Novel Mrs. Nixon

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ann Beattie discusses Mrs. Nixon, an imagining of the life of one of our most mysterious and intriguing public figures, the only modern First Lady who never wrote a memoir. Beattie reconstructs dozens of scenes in an attempt to see the world from Mrs. Nixon’s point of view, to explore what it must have been like to be married to such a spectacularly ambitious and catastrophically self-destructive man.


Underappreciated: David Markson's Wittgenstein’s Mistress

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

This summer's second Underappreciated segment looks at David Markson's 1988 novel Wittgenstein’s Mistress, which David Foster Wallace called “pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country.” Ann Beattie, longtime admirer and friend of David Markson, and Françoise Palleau-Papin, professor of American Literature at the University of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), discuss Markson's work.

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