Did You Know?
"I am not part of any literary world. And I have no desire to move into a literary world. I am wary of letting an aura take the place of the effort of writing." (New York Times, Jan. 28, 1991)
Her first novel, "Vanished" (Viking/Penguin, 1988), took years to write and was not published until she was 45, but became a big success and was nominated for both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award.