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Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard is a writer and poet. After graduating from Hollins College with an MA in English she wrote Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, a nonfiction narrative about the natural world near her home in Roanoke, Virginia. Published in 1974, the book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

— From June 2013
The Dog-Eared Page

excerpted from
Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

That it’s rough out there and chancy is no surprise. Every live thing is a survivor on a kind of extended emergency bivouac. But at the same time we are also created. In the Koran, Allah asks, “The heaven and the earth and all in between, thinkest thou I made them in jest?” It’s a good question.

June 2013
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