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.
'Brokeback Mountain' does some of the best things a story can do.
It abolishes the old West cliches, excavates and honors a certain
kind of elusive life, then nearly levels you with the emotional
weight at its center.
-- Gail Caldwell, The Boston Sunday Globe
A stand-out story...'Brokeback Mountain' is the sad chronology of a love affair between two men who can't afford to call it that. They know what they're not -- not queer, not gay -- but have no idea what they are.
-- Walter Kirn, New York
Proulx's understanding is at its most remarkable in the astonishing 'Brokeback Mountain.' [She] knows what she could only know...by the infrared that allows a very few writers clear sight in the dark of the imagination.
-- Richard Eder, The New York Times Book Review