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Rose Wohlgemuth Weisman Women’s Voices Lecture: A Conversation with Jane Smiley

Date: Mon. March 31st, 2014, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

413_Jane_Smiley_06This event features a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and essayist Jane Smiley. Her novels include “A Thousand Acres”, “Moo”,”The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton”, “Horse Heaven” and “Private Life”. She has contributed to a wide range of magazines and newspapers, including The New Yorker, Elle, Outside, The New York Times, Harper’s, The American Prospect, Practical Horseman, The Guardian, The Nation, Real Simple, and Playboy. Her non-fiction work includes “Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel” and “The Man Who Invented the Computer”, along with a four-volume horse series for young adults.

 

 

 

 

 

 


About the speaker

Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is a novelist and essayist. Her novel A Thousand Acres won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992, and her novel The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton won the 1999 Spur Award for Best Novel of the West. She has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1987. Her novel Horse Heaven was short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002, and her latest novel, Private Life, was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.

She has contributed to a wide range of magazines and newspapers, including The New Yorker, Elle, Outside, The New York Times, Harper’s, The American Prospect, Practical Horseman, The Guardian, The Nation, Real Simple, and Playboy, and she regularly blogged for The Huffington Post between 2005 and 2008.

In addition to novels for adults, she has written several works of nonfiction, including Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel, a history and anatomy of the novel as a form, and The Man Who Invented the Computer, an account of the complex and sometimes amazing circumstances that led to one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. She has also published four volumes of her horse series for young adults.

 


Additional Resources

Click HERE for Jane Smiley’s website.

Click HERE for an interview with Jane Smiley.

Click HERE for an interview with Jane Smiley.

Click HERE for Jane Smiley’s blog.

Click HERE for information on the book “Private Life”.

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