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Jane Smiley in Conversation


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Best-selling American novelist Jane Smiley reflects on her storied career and provides an exclusive sneak peek into her latest work.

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Author Jane Smiley has been hailed as one of the Great American Novelists of the 20th century.

Her remarkable career spans more than 30 books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece A Thousand Acres and The Last Hundred Years trilogy.

At this exclusive in-conversation event with host David Francis, Smiley will look back on her incredible life and career and give audience members an exciting preview of her upcoming novel, Lucky: a novel about music, womanhood and finding yourself.


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Auslan interpreting available by request

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About the Bookseller

The bookseller for this event is Paperback Bookshop.


Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and the Last Hundred Years Trilogy: Some Luck, Early Warning, and Golden Age. She is the author as well of several works of nonfiction and books for young adults. A member of the Ameri... Read more

David Francis

David Francis’ first novel, AGAPANTHUS TANGO, published in seven languages, was released as THE GREAT INLAND SEA in the United States, and optioned by Serena Films in France. His second novel, STRAY DOG WINTER was named “Australian Novel of the Year” in the Australian Literary Review, won the... Read more


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