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Jane Smiley

Fiction

Interviewed by: Robert Stewart

Catalog Number: 19920605, 19910628

Jane Smiley, author of the acclaimed The Age of Grief, reads from her book of novellas, Ordinary Love and Good Will, and talks about her writing. Smiley, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for A Thousand Acresalso discusses her fascination with things Nordic and her sometimes strange writing habits.

| Subject Matter: Writing Habits, Nordic History | Interview Year: 1991 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award |

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