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

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  • 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
  • One Hundred and Four Horses: An accidental testament to the messy legacy of ...

      News Source: The Globe & Mail | 6 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 | 6 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 | 7 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
  • Speakers offer life lessons at Pebble Beach Authors & Ideas Festival

      News Source: The Herald | 7 months ago
    Two best-selling authors, a superior court judge, a Shakespearean actress, a field worker-turned doctor and a classical music conductor played to a laughing, applauding, appreciative audience at Santa Catalina School in Monterey. Though they spoke on
  • Sending Shakespeare out for a modern-day rewrite

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 9 months ago
    Very soon, Tyler is going to get a chance to reimagine and make sense of "The Taming of the Shrew." She's writing a novel based on the play as part of a project by the publishing house Hogarth to commission novels based on all 37 of Shakespeare's

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