In a writing life spanning over forty years, Jane Smiley has published seventeen novels, two short story collections, five non-fiction books and eight young adult novels. She tells Jonathan Green why she believes novelists are always working in a time of turmoil.
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Jane Smiley has published 18 works of fiction, six non-fiction books and eight novels for young adults. Her best-selling novel A Thousand Acres was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Fiction in 1992. PEN Centre USA recognised her remarkable contribution to American literary culture with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. Her next novel, Lucky, will be published in April 2024.
Jonathan Green has been an editor, writer, commentator and broadcaster in a 40-year career. Jonathan has worked for The Age,Crikey and the ABC as founding editor of The Drum and as editor of Meanjin. He now presents Blueprint for Living on ABC Radio National and the ABC podcast Return Ticket. He is the author of Around Australia In 80 Days and The Year My Politics Broke.