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Jane Smiley

Jane SmileyBorn: 26-Sep-1949
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Thousand Acres

Husband: John Whiston (m. 1970, div. 1975)
Husband: William Silag (m. 1978, div. 1986, two daughters)
Daughter: Phoebe Silag (b. 1978)
Daughter: Lucy Silag (b. 1982)
Husband: Stephen M. Mortensen (m. 1987, div. 1997, one son)
Son: AJ Mortensen (b. 1992)

    High School: John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO
    University: BA, Vassar College (1971)
    University: MFA, University of Iowa
    University: PhD, University of Iowa
    Professor: Iowa State University (1981-96)

    America Coming Together
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 2001
    John Edwards for President
    John Kerry for President
    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1992 for A Thousand Acres

Author of books:
Barn Blind (1980, novel)
At Paradise Gate (1981, novel)
Duplicate Keys (1984, novel)
The Age of Grief (1992, short stories)
The Greenlanders (1988, novel)
Ordinary Love & Good Will (1989, novel)
A Thousand Acres (1991, novel)
Moo (1995, novel)
The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton (1998, novel)
Horse Heaven (2000, novel)
Good Faith (2003, novel)
Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel (2005, nonfiction)
The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff (2010, biography)


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