March 2022

Jane Smiley



Derek Shapton

Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including "A Thousand Acres," which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, "The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: Some Luck," "Early Warning" and "Golden Age." She is also the author of several works of nonfiction and books for young adults. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has also received the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.

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Scheduled events:
Saddle Up with Jane Smiley
Fans of Jane Smiley weren't surprised to learn her latest novel, "Perestroika in Paris," features a horse. A horse named Perestroika who finds friends and an adventure in Paris. Smiley loves horses and readers love her. Today we'll learn why as Smiley makes her first visit to our festival.

Crowdcast (Seats 1000)
Wed, Feb 3, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fiction / Literature

Panelist: Jane Smiley
Moderator: Helene Woodhams
Saddle Up With Jane Smiley
Fans of Jane Smiley weren't surprised to learn her latest novel, "Perestroika in Paris," features a horse. A horse named Perestroika who finds friends and an adventure in Paris. Smiley loves horses and readers love her. Today we'll learn why as Smiley makes her first visit to our festival.

Citi Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
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Panelist: Jane Smiley
Moderator: Helene Woodhams
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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