“You’ve got a chance to start out all over again. A new place, new people, new sights. A clean slate. See, you can be anything you want with a fresh start.”

Annie Proulx, The Shipping News

A nature enthusiast who captures and pins the wonder of the outdoors in all her literary works, Annie Proulx established herself as a short story writer, novelist, and journalist. Once an active camper, skier, hunter, and white water rafter, Proulx prefers now to dedicate her time to writing and hiking through forests and her vast farmlands for inspiration. Proulx won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award for The Shipping News and has won the 1993 PEN/Faulkner Prize for Postcards. Her short story, “Brokeback Mountain,” was first published in The New Yorker before getting an Academy Award winning movie adaption.