Jane Smiley

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 latest novel, Private Life, was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by The AtlanticThe New Yorker, and The Washington Post.


The Bookshop Band: music inspired by books

The Bookshop Band: music inspired by books

We have a new obsession: The Bookshop Band. Not only do they play their songs in bookshops, but they're inspired by the books they've read. Ben Please, Beth Porter and Poppy Pitt formed the band in 2010, and the rest is history. Here are some of our favourites:

Jane Smiley on writing one hundred years of a family's story

Jane Smiley on writing one hundred years of a family's story

Jane Smiley is an American novelist and essayist. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for A Thousand Acres and since then has been critically acclaimed for books including Horse Heaven and Private Life. Here she is to introduce her latest novel, Some Luck, the first book in The Last Hundred Years Trilogy. Our sister imprint, Mantle, is publishing it in hardback in a couple of weeks, and we'll be publishing the paperback next year. We can't wait!