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Jane Smiley's Biography

Jane Smiley (born September 26, 1949) is an American novelist.

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(From L) Writers Amit Chaudhuri, Jane Smiley, Tina Brown and Andrey Kurkov speak at the 2009 Man Booker International Prize reception at The New York Public Library, on March 18, 2009
(From L) Writers Amit Chaudhuri, Jane Smiley, Tina Brown and Andrey Kurkov speak at the 2009 Man Booker International Prize reception at The New York Public Library, on March 18, 2009
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Jane Smiley News Stories

  • Capitola Book Cafe set to close

      News Source: Contra Costa Times | 1 month ago
    At this time next week, Santa Cruz County's readers, writers and book lovers will be without the Capitola Book Cafe for the first time since the Carter administration. After 34 years in business, the grand mid-county bookstore announced earlier this
  • ‘Havisham,' by Ronald Frame

      News Source: The New York Times | 5 months ago
    November 29, 2013 Ronald Frame's fast-moving new novel makes use of the eccentric Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, but the first two-thirds of it is much more Trollopian than Dickensian. Right from the start, Catherine Havisham suggests she was
  • Ozeki's work reflects her complex identity

      News Source: Japan Times | 5 months ago
    Ruth Ozeki's recent novel, the 2013 Man Booker-shortlisted A Tale For the Time Being, is best described as a hybrid: a fictional masterpiece with footnotes and appendices like a research paper; a colorful scrawl of inventive creativity marked by

Jane Smiley Blogs

  • Joystory: It's Monday! What are You Reading?

      Blog Source: joystory.blogspot.com | 1 month ago
    What Matters in Jane Austen? by John Muller ROW80 reading list Net Galley ARC a NF that purports to answer many puzzles in the Austen novels. The Autistic Brain by ... 13 Ways of Looking at a Novel by Jane Smiley ROW80 reading list
  • I Dare You Not to Cry | Any Shiny Thing

      Blog Source: anyshinything.com | 1 month ago
    Review of Private Life by Jane Smiley. Private Life by Jane Smiley My rating: 3 of 5 ... didn't make it any easier to like this story. I know Smiley is a master writer, and I feel like a goof not giving her a better rating, but this is my honest
  • J. Courtney Sullivan forever - Bookanista

      Blog Source: bookanista.com | 1 month ago
    My favourite contemporary novel, which I first read at the age of eighteen, is A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. It completely puts to rest the dull and absurd conversation about whether fiction by a woman about women's lives can be ...

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