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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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