Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels including The Age of Grief and A Thousand Acres, which won the Pulitzer prize in 1992, as well as many essays for such magazines as Vogue, the New Yorker, Harper’s, Elle, the New York Times Magazine, and Playboy. She is also the author of the nonfiction books A Year at the Races and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Novel. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006, she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.

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Images are so clear it’s hard to believe you’re not in the story yourself, and people are so well drawn you’d swear you know them personally.”

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“Yes, Some Luck may read like the slow drip of a farmhouse faucet. Yup. Let’s say you say that. Just get a bucket under it, and let it accumulate.

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“Charles Dickens: A Life is a fascinating journey through some of the most mesmerizing and memorable characters ever created—David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Little Nell, Scrooge—a

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Long before she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her brilliant, Lear-inspired novel, A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley was winning admirers for her pitch-perfect stories and novellas.