Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

House Proud

Ann Patchett loves her Nashville home

October 14, 2010 If you’re the kind of reader who longs to know whether your favorite novelist writes at a desk or on a laptop, Ann Patchett has a treat for you. In today’s New York Times she explains what she loves best about the house where she lives: “I think of Eudora Welty who, at age 16, moved into the house where she would live until she was 92. She wrote her short stories at the desk in her bedroom. I write my novels in the bedroom across the hall from where we sleep. Home is then the stable window that opens out into the imagination.” Read the rest of the essay here.