Annie Proulx is an American author of literary fiction novels, short stories and non-fiction books. She is the author of the short story Brokeback Mountain, which was adapted into an Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award-winning film. Annie graduated from Deering High School in Portland, Maine, then attended Colby College briefly. She later earned her B.A. in History from the University of Vermont and her M.A. from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) in Montreal. Annie spent 30 years living in Vermont, then moved to Wyoming (and Newfoundland), and now lives in Washington State. She has three sons and a daughter.

Annie Proulx made her debut as a published author in 1982 with the non-fiction book Great Grapes. Her first fiction book was the short story collection Heart Songs and Other Stories. Below is a list of Annie Proulx’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Wyoming Stories Books

Close Range (1999)Description / Buy at
Bad Dirt (2004)Description / Buy at
Fine Just the Way It Is (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Postcards (1991)Description / Buy at
The Shipping News (1993)Description / Buy at
Accordion Crimes (1996)Description / Buy at
Brokeback Mountain (1997)Description / Buy at
That Old Ace in the Hole (2002)Description / Buy at
Barkskins (2016)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Heart Songs and Other Stories (1988)Description / Buy at
Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories (2005)Description / Buy at
Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay (With: Larry McMurtry,Diana Ossana) (2005)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

The Shipping News: Screenplay (2002)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Great Grapes (1982)Description / Buy at
Making the Best Apple Cider (1983)Description / Buy at
The Gourmet Gardener (1987)Description / Buy at
A Roaring in the Blood (2007)Description / Buy at
Bird Cloud (2011)Description / Buy at
Cider (2012)Description / Buy at
Red Desert (2012)Description / Buy at
Fen, Bog & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best American Short Stories 1997(1997)Description / Buy at
The Missouri Review: History as Literature(1999)Description / Buy at
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction(1999)Description / Buy at
The Best American Short Stories of the Century(2000)Description / Buy at
Writers on Writing(2001)Description / Buy at
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story(2007)Description / Buy at
The Paris Review Issue 188(2009)Description / Buy at
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014(2014)Description / Buy at
Why I Like This Story(2019)Description / Buy at

Notes: Brokeback Mountain: Story to Screenplay also has collaborations by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. The Shipping News: Screenplay was written with Robert Nelson Jacobs. The Best American Short Stories 1997 was co-edited by John Edgar Wideman. Cider was co-authored by Lew Nichols.

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Annie Proulx Synopsis: In Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx, Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they’re working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. While sharing an isolated tent, the attraction starts out as casual, inevitable, but something deeper catches them that summer. Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that’s what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it. Now available as a standalone, Brokeback Mountain was originally available as part of the collection Close Range.

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