ARCHIVED: Ann Patchett ’85

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

In , Ann Patchett ’85 credits Allan Gurganus ‘72, her former teacher at Sarah Lawrence, with suggesting that she “cut the high-flown rhetoric” and instead talk about her life for the commencement address she delivered at her alma mater in 2007. The speech titled “What now?” was subsequently published as a book and has received nationwide acclaim.