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Jane Smiley Visits The Writers Studio on Saturday

by Anne Bothwell 16 Apr 2014 4:02 PM

The author of “A Thousand Acres” and many other beloved works chats with Randy Gordon and Catherine Cuellar, the next installment of the radio series produced by The Writer’s Garret.


Jane Smiley. Photo: Jack Canning

Jane Smiley. Photo: Jack Canning

Best-selling author Jane Smiley will join hosts Catherine Cuellar and Randy Gordon on The Writers Studio this Saturday. Tune in at 9pm to KERA FM to hear the conversation.

Smiley is the best-selling author of 13 works of fiction and three books of nonfiction, including The Age of Grief, The Greenlanders, Ordinary Love and Good Will, Horse Heaven, and the 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning A Thousand Acres, which was made into a major motion picture starring Michelle Pfeiffer. She has written for magazines such as Vogue, The New Yorker, Practical Horseman, Harper’s, the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times travel section, Victoria, Mirabella, Allure, The Nation and others. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001 and is a three-time O. Henry Prize-winner for short fiction. 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.

Listen to the interview:


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You can listen to previous Writers Studio interviews with Richard Price, Robert Olen Butler, Jay McInerney and Ann Patchett. We’ll add the conversation with Smiley on Monday. And tune in on April 26 when Marilynne Robinson visits The Writers Studio.

Our thanks to The Writers Garret,  which produces The Writers Studio.