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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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    Sinéad Morrissey

    The first Poet Laureate of Belfast (2013-14), Sinéad Morrissey discusses her formative childhood during "the troubles" in Ireland and some influences for her poetry from gypsy relatives to her travels in China. In the first half o...

    Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

    Though Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was born in the UK, she was sent to live with her aunt in Ireland at age five. Now considered one of the country's leading poets writing all in Irish, she has won numerous awards for her books of poetry and essays...

Kansas City Literary Events

Sean Hillen

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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Women's History Month at the Kansas City Public Library Explores Modern Day Gorgons with Poet Michelle Boisseau for New Letters on the Air

Michelle Boisseau will talk about her fifth poetry collection, Among the Gorgons with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam in a live event (more) on Thursday, March 23, 2017. RSVP

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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.