Conversations with Authors - Jane Smiley (Virtual Event)

Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

Saturday, December 12th • 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET

Jane Smiley

in conversation with David Francis

 
Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us throughout the week at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET for a new chat with a different author.

 

A note from Jane:

Thank you so much for having my friend David Francis and me for a fun talk! I appreciate your efforts, and the way you get our books, and the books of many other authors, out there, into readers' hands.

Books I've been reading lately:

 And I also recommend David Francis's novel, Wedding Bush Road.

—Jane Smiley


Jane Smiley’s latest novel, Perestroika in Paris, is a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animals—and a young boy—whose lives intersect in Paris.

Jane is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and more recently, the New York Times best-selling 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. Jane lives in Northern California.

David Francis, based in Los Angeles where he works for the Norton Rose Fulbright law firm, spends part of each year back on his family’s farm in Australia. He is the author of The Great Inland Sea, published to acclaim in seven countries, and Stray Dog Winter, Book of the Year in The Advocate, winner of the American Library Association Barbara Gittings Prize for Literature, and a LAMBDA Literary Award Finalist. He has taught creative writing at University of California, Los Angeles, Occidental College, and in the Masters of Professional Writing program at University of Southern California. His short fiction and articles have appeared in publications including Harvard Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, Southern California Review, Best Australian Stories 2012 and 2014, Australian Love Stories, Los Angeles Times, and The Rattling Wall. He is Vice President of PEN Center USA.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

 

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Perestroika in Paris: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525520351
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - December 1st, 2020

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (CARAF Books: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French) Cover Image
By Maryse Conde, Philcox Richard (Translator)
$19.50
ISBN: 9780813927671
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Virginia Press - February 1st, 2009

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Leave the World Behind: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062667632
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Published: Ecco - October 6th, 2020

The Knockout Queen: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656784
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Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

Hamnet Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525657606
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

Safe from the Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609530570
Availability: Special Order
Published: Unbridled Books - September 12th, 2011

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

The Boy in the Field: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062946393
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

Wedding Bush Road Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640090149
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - December 5th, 2017

A Thousand Acres: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400033836
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - December 2nd, 2003

Some Luck (The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307744807
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - July 7th, 2015

Early Warning (The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga #2) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307744814
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - January 12th, 2016

Golden Age (The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: A Family Saga #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307744821
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - June 28th, 2016

Horse Heaven: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780449005415
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ballantine Books - February 27th, 2001

Moo Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307472762
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - February 24th, 2009

The Greenlanders Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400095469
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Published: Anchor - September 13th, 2005

The Age of Grief Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780385721875
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - June 11th, 2002

Duplicate Keys Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400076024
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - November 9th, 2004

At Paradise Gate Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780684852232
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Free Press - April 13th, 1998

Taking the Reins (An Ellen & Ned Book) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524718190
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Riding Lessons (An Ellen & Ned Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524718114
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

A Good Horse: Book Two of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375862304
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Published: Yearling - August 23rd, 2011

The Georges and the Jewels: Book One of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375862281
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - September 14th, 2010

The Great Inland Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596921801
Availability: Special Order
Published: MacAdam/Cage Publishing - April 1st, 2006

Stray Dog Winter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596923157
Availability: Special Order
Published: MacAdam/Cage Publishing - February 1st, 2009