Jane SmileyFiction, 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.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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