Jane Smiley at the Ilkley Literature Festival

Renowned American author, Jane Smiley is a recipient of the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature and the author of numerous novels, including the Pulitzer Prize winning A Thousand Acres. She comes to Ilkley to discuss Golden Age, the final work in her dazzling trilogy of novels, set in a changing America between the 1980s and 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.