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Jane Smiley

Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20050727, 20050309

Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley, author of A Thousand Acres, talks about her creative process, revealing what she loves about each of the different stages of writing her novels. She discusses her latest works including her memoir about horse racing, A Year at the Races, and her novel, Good Faith

| Subject Matter: The Creative Process, Horse Racing | Interview Year: 2004 | Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize |

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Lauren Hunter & Erica Lewis

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.