Ann Weisgarber’s most recent novel, The Promise, was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, the Spur Award for Best Western Historical Fiction, and the Ohioana Award for Fiction. The Women’s National Book Association selected it as a Group Read for book clubs and libraries.
Her debut novel, The Personal History of Rachel DuPree, won the 2010 Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction, the Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Ohioana Book Award. In England, it was nominated for the Orange Prize and for the Orange Award for New Writers. It was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers book and an Indie Next List Great Read. The film rights have been optioned by actress Viola Davis’ JuVee Productions.
Weisgarber earned a B.A. in Social Work from Wright State University and a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Houston. She lives in Sugar Land, Texas.