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

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  • The 2014 Santa Barbara Writers Conference

      News Source: Santa Barbara Independent | 1 month ago
    Having played a role in the then-fledgling Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Conrad objected to the idea that writers should apply and be accepted or rejected on the basis of their current work...Forty-two years later, the Santa Barbara Writers
  • Top 10 novels inspired by Shakespeare

      News Source: The Guardian | 3 months ago
    Words, words, words Scott Shepherd (with Richard Burton on film) playing Hamlet in The Wooster Group's production at the Edinburgh International festival. Photograph: Paula Court He dealt in archetypes before anyone knew such things existed, and his
  • Capitola Book Cafe set to close

      News Source: Contra Costa Times | 5 months 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 | 8 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 | 8 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
  • One Hundred and Four Horses: An accidental testament to the messy legacy of ...

      News Source: The Globe & Mail | 9 months ago
    Her new husband is Rhodesian, and she has to explain a little history, The country's white farmers, isolated and not well protected, were targeted by the so-called freedom fighters...After the negotiated peace of 1980, the election of Robert Mugabe,
  • Munro's Books in Victoria the scene of Alice Munro celebration

      News Source: Vancouver Sun | 10 months ago
    Alice Munro tried selling other people's books for years, but the deeper she dove into the book-selling business, the more she believed she could write her own stories. Munro's former husband, Jim Munro, said the author who won the Nobel Prize for
  • Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

      News Source: The Globe and Mail | 10 months ago
    CMS proton-proton collision in which four high energy electrons (green lines and red towers) are observed in a 2011 event. The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but is also consistent with background Standard Model


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