Annie Dillard has written twelve books, including in nonfiction For the Time Being, Teaching a Stone to Talk, Holy the Firm, and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
"A remarkable psalm of terror and
"One of the most distinctive voices in American letters today."--Boston Globe
"Spirited and gale-force. . . . The best thing is her glee, a pied-piperish glee at being in the world, which she invokes better than anyone else."--The Guardian
"The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. A reader's heart must go out to a young writer with a sense of wonder so fearless and unbridled...There is an ambition about her book that I like...It is the ambition to feel."--Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review
"This book of wonder is one of the most truly beautiful books of this or any season...A triumph."--Publishers Weekly
"With Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, we suddenly find ourselves in the presence of an ecstatic and visionary genius. We are still there."--Geoff Dyer