Annie Proulx is the author of eight books, including the novel THE SHIPPING NEWS and the story collection CLOSE RANGE. Her many honors include a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner award. Her story “Brokeback Mountain,” which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Her most recent novel is BARKSKINS. She lives in Seattle.