Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Early in her career, E. Annie Proulx was a freelance journalist, writing cookbooks, how-to manuals, and magazine articles on everything from making cider to building fences. Her first novel, Postcards (1992), received good reviews. However, it was the enthusiastic reception of her second novel, The Shipping News (1993), that brought her international fame and popular success. Her novel Accordion Crimes (1996) did not enjoy the same acclaim as her Pulitzer Prize-winning The Shipping News.