Jane Smiley on 'Reimagining Shakespeare' panel event at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Jane Smiley on 'Reimagining Shakespeare' panel event at Cheltenham Literature Festival
  • Sunday Times Garden Theatre, Cheltenham
    Sunday Times Garden Theatre, Cheltenham
    , UNITED KINGDOM
  • 11/10/2015 10:30 - 11/10/2015 11:30

Shakespeare's works have been performed and read worldwide and reinterpreted for every new generation. Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres, based on King Lear, Tracy Chevalier, whose forthcoming retelling of Othello is part of the VINTAGE Hogarth Shakespeare project and Iqbal Khan, the RSC's 2015 Othello director, discuss the creative process behind each retelling. Chaired by Libby Purves.

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.