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Title: Bel Canto: New York 2002

Bel Canto New York 2002
  • Literary PrizesReviewsNew York 2002

Literary Prizes Distinctions
  • Orange Prize for Fiction 30,000
  • Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction 15, 000 us
  • Oprah Pick

Literary Prizes
  • Anita Brookner on the Orange PrizeIm against
    positive discrimination. If women want equality,
    which they do, and which they have largely
    achieved, they shouldnt ask for separate
    treatment. Publishing is an open forum. If a
    book is good, it will get published. If it is
    good it will get reviewed.

Literary Prizes Distinctions
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  • Anis ShivaniAnn Patchett has wondered how
    differently she might have written this book
    after the events of September 11. Luckily for
    us, she finished the book by May 2001, and
    succeeded in giving us an honest look at the
    common humanity that bridges the roles ostensibly
    played by terrorists and hostages, and other
    supposed opposites of the same kind, without
    being affected by the false sentiments produced
    copiously by official culture.

  • Barb ShoupRead this book! I say, when the
    subject of Sept. 11 comes up. Because it is so
    important to remember that hostage, terrorist,
    you, meeach of us has a rich, complex,
    surprising secret soul. Chekov was right that
    soul is unknowable. But Bel Canto gives the
    reader a kind of map for imagining the souls, the
    inner lives of real peoplethose we know and
    those well never know but whose actions affect
    our lives profoundly.

  • AnonymousAnn Patchetts latest novel provides
    an intriguing setting for a fascinating
    exploration of the human spirit. The plot is
    based on an actual event that resonates all the
    more in our post 9-11 psyche. Terror abounds but
    music and love conquer. The plot is unnerving,
    the characters are irresistible and the writing
    is nuanced and moving. Bel Canto seems perfect
    for summer 2002, imaginative, authentic, and

Patchett, Fleming, New York
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
WTC, 9/11
Renée Fleming Ann Patchett The Art of Bel
Canto in Song and in WordThe Lincoln Center for
the Performing Arts, New York, 2002
Patchett, Fleming, New York
  • NPR Interview April 2002 with Patchett and
    Fleming on The Futility of Violence
  • Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg talks to
    soprano Renee Fleming and novelist Ann Patchett
    about the relationship between musical
    inspiration and the literary imagination. Fleming
    and Patchett will appear tonight at Lincoln
    Center in New York for a discussion, The Art of
    Bel Canto in Song and Word.

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