|Occupation Writer, novelist|
Name Anita Shreve
Children Katherine Clemans
Genre Fiction, non-fiction
Education Tufts University
Spouse John Osborn
|Movies The Weight of Water, Resistance, The Pilot's Wife|
Books The Pilot's Wife, Fortune's Rocks: A Novel, Stella Bain, The Weight of Water, Light on snow
Similar People Steven Utley, Todd Komarnicki, Kathryn Bigelow, Robert Markowitz, Alice Arlen
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Anita Shreve (born 1946) is an American writer. The daughter of an airline pilot and a homemaker, she graduated from Dedham High School in Massachusetts, attended Tufts University and began writing while working as a high school teacher in Reading, Massachusetts. One of her first published stories, Past the Island, Drifting, (published in 1975) was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 1976.
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Among other jobs, Shreve spent three years working as a journalist in Nairobi, Kenya. In 1999, while she was teaching Creative Writing at Amherst College, Oprah Winfrey called, selecting The Pilot's Wife for her book club. Since then, Shreve's novels have sold millions of copies worldwide.
In 2000, her novel The Weight of Water was made into a movie of the same title, directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Sean Penn, Sarah Polley and Elizabeth Hurley. Two years later, her novel Resistance became a film of the same name and starred Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond. That same year CBS released as a movie of the week, The Pilot's Wife, starring Christine Lahti and John Heard.
She lives in New England.