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What are Anne Tyler's contributions to the writing industry?

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Anne Tyler's contributions to the writing industry include 20 novels and 24 short stories. Anne Tyler is an American novelist and literary critic who writes about domestic struggles in the literary realism genre.

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Anne Tyler's novel "Breathing Lessons" was published in 1988. It received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988 and was named Book of the Year by Time magazine. "Breathing Lessons" is about the happiness and struggles involved in ordinary marriages.

Tyler's contributions to the writing industry also include "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant," which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist as well as a finalist for the American Book Award for Fiction in 1983. The novel also reached the finals for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

In 1985, Tyler wrote "Accidental Tourist," which received the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the 1986 Ambassador Book Award for Fiction. Her novel "Morgan's Passing" was published in 1980 and received the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction. "Morgan's Passing" was also nominated for the American Book Award for Fiction. Tyler's 1995 release "Ladder of Years" was a finalist for the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction.

Tyler's short stories have been featured in the New York Times, Redbook, McCall's, Harper's and the Saturday Evening Post. They include "Teenage Wasteland," "Holding Things Together," "Uncle Ahmad" and "Neutral Ground."

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