Other literary forms
In addition to her novels, Ann Patchett has published numerous short stories in a variety of magazines, beginning with The Paris Review and including Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, Elle, GQ, Gourmet, Vogue, and The Washington Post Magazine. She served as editor of the anthology The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006). Her memoir Truth and Beauty: A Friendship (2004) is almost a prose poem celebrating her longtime friendship with Lucy Grealy, to whom the book is dedicated. What Now? (2008), an expanded version of the commencement address Patchett gave at Sarah Lawrence College in 2006, is dedicated to Allan Gurganus and Alice Stone Ilchman, who were important figures in her education there.