Jane Smiley at Manchester Literature Festival

Jane Smiley at Manchester Literature Festival
  • Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, Manchester M1
    Anthony Burgess Foundation
    Cambridge Street Manchester M1, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 12/10/2015 18:00 - 12/10/2015 19:00

A rare opportunity to see one of America's greatest novelists in Manchester. Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels including the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Thousand Acres, the Orange-shortlisted Horse Heaven, and Private Life, which was named a best book of 2010 by the New Yorker, The Atlantic and The Washington Post. She will be in conversation with Mariana Casale O'Ryan discussing Golden Age, the long-anticipated final instalment in her epic Last Hundred Years trilogy, which USA Today called 'staggering... a masterpiece in the making.' A sweeping, masterfully written tale of one American family, Golden Age assembles the Langdons together on their Iowa farm, amid unexpected visitors and possible reconciliations, and follows their individual journeys up to the year 2020.

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.