Jane Smiley at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Jane Smiley at Edinburgh International Book Festival
Location: Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, 5A Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
Baillie Gifford Main Theatre
5A Charlotte Square Edinburgh, EH2 4DR UNITED KINGDOM

Date: 18/08/2015 11:45 - 18/08/2015 12:45


The celebrated Pulitzer Prize winner joins us in Edinburgh to discuss her ambitious and much-fêted project mapping America's experience of the century. The middle part of Jane Smiley's The Last Hundred Years trilogy, Early Warning sweeps across the 1950s and through to the 1980s, studying a family in flux and a country in conflict. Today she discusses the project she describes as 'a pleasure and a revelation'. Chaired by Sheena McDonald. Supported by the Hawthornden Literary Retreat

About Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is a novelist and essayist. Her novel A Thousand Acres won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992, and her novel The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton won the 1999 Spur Award for Best Novel of the West. She has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1987. Her novel Horse Heaven was short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002, and her novel, Private Life, was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.