Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie, a contributing editor of the Scholar, has published 20 novels and short story collections. She is the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for the Short Story. Her work appears in five O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies as well as in Best American Short Stories of the Century.

One Look Back

“Now, after days of asking, she and her mother were finally minutes away from the cabin.”

by Ann Beattie | Thursday, August 31, 2023

Remembering Alison

A writer who relished the extremes in life and found humor in the darkest regions

by Ann Beattie | Monday, April 10, 2023


And the lickin’ is easy

by Ann Beattie | Thursday, July 01, 2021

L’Après-Midi d’un Minimalist Writer

by Ann Beattie | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Literary Information Derived From Privileged Writers

Did they know how good they had it?

by Ann Beattie | Monday, March 04, 2019

At Last, Good News for the Holiday Season!

by Ann Beattie | Monday, December 17, 2018

A Dream of a Writer

Peter Taylor’s stories reveal an artist immersed in the quotidian who rose to the complexities of the heart and psyche

by Ann Beattie | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

On Visitors

When the Bachelor Girl and the Red Death come calling, are they mirrors for our eccentricities?

by Ann Beattie | Monday, June 09, 2014

(Full Disclosure)

Conflicts, more or less of interest

by Ann Beattie | Monday, March 06, 2017

Break the Rules

by Ann Beattie | Monday, October 06, 2014

Summer Visitors

Buy a house in Maine and they will come. And come.

by Ann Beattie | Wednesday, June 01, 2005


by Ann Beattie | Friday, December 01, 2006

The Gypsy Chooses the Whatever Card

by Ann Beattie | Wednesday, September 01, 2010