Narrative Writing

Published in 2005, nominated for a Minnesota Book Award and still in print! This is the memoir that launched a thousand pies and is responsible for 95% of all my Google hits.


“Anne Dimock is the Proust of pie and her remembrance of pies past is meant to inspire the pies to come. This is a lovely and elegant memoir.” 

— Garrison Keillor, best-selling author and host of radio's "A Prairie Home Companion"


Anne's essay “The Night of the Rhubarb Kuchen” appears in this anthology published in 2013.


“That very American impulse to claim ownership — and to define our separate experiences through food — is on full display in Peggy Wolff’s FRIED WALLEYE AND CHERRY PIE…Heartland natives will embrace the recipes, if not the remembrances of State Fair corn dogs and Lake Michigan fish boils, German kuchen and tamales eaten on Chicago’s Maxwell Street, a.k.a. 'the Ellis Island of the Midwest."

--Jenny Rosenstrach,The New York Times, Sunday Book Review 


Gold winner for Anthologies, 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards from Foreword Reviews

Current Projects

“Against The Grain” 

fiction; a young adult novel set in New Jersey in 1962-64



nonfiction; where our Stuff comes from, why we collect too much of it, and what hording has to teach all of us


“My Father’s Faulkner” – nonfiction; explorations of William Faulkner, Paul Dimock, Mississippi and Pennsylvania

Iceland Josh

Anne's award-winning short story set on Kaua`i.


  • 2nd place winner for 2011 Kaua`i Backstory


  • Finalist for AROHO Orlando Prize in spring 2012


  • Finalist for H.E. Francis Short Story Contest 2012

The Swimmer

“Senor Adria”

“Trouble the Water”

“The Black Dress”

“Claire’s First Bra”

Each of these essays have won literary contests and are portions of a (yet unpublished) memoir called “The Swimmer”.