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Annie Proulx's short story, “Brokeback Mountain,” was originally published in The New Yorker in 1997. The story earned, among other accolades, a National Magazine Award. It was subsequently published in the author’s 1999 collection Close Range: Wyoming Stories.
In 1994, Ms. Proulx’s novel The Shipping News earned her the Pulitzer Prize. The Connecticut native studied history at the University of Vermont and Concordia University in Montreal, and passed her doctoral oral examinations in that subject.
In 1975, with few teaching jobs available, Ms. Proulx became a journalist. She also wrote short stories, two of which were listed in editions of Best American Short Stories. In 1988, she published her first fiction work, Heart Songs and Other Stories. Her first novel, Postcards, won the 1993 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Ms. Proulx's other books include Accordion Crimes, That Old Ace in the Hole, and Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2.