Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, the New York Times bestselling Hundred Years Trilogy. She is also the author of several works of non-fiction 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.
A marvellous novelist * Guardian * One of her generation's most eloquent chroniclers of ordinary familial love * New York Times * A master storyteller * LA Times * In her sensuous responsiveness to the facts of the world, Smiley has started to look like the best living American novelist * Observer * Jane Smiley is a master of expansive, effortlessly readable sagas * Daily Mail * Always made sure the reader is having a good time * The Times * Smiley makes the most ordinary moments extraordinary with her dazzling prose * Good Housekeeping *