One of Britain's top literary critics and novelists discusses his memoir with author Jane Smiley. Quite a Good Time to be Born reflects on his life in books against the backdrop of a rapidly-changing society.
11/10/2015 4:30 PM
11/10/2015 5:30 PM
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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.