Jane Smiley

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Top 10 Shakespearean books | Robert McCrum
William Shakespeare’s influence on English literature is enormous, but from Dr Johnson to Germaine Greer, some outstanding works have explored his legacy and life story

Robert McCrum

02, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 Shakespearean stories in modern fiction
Countless books have the Bard’s dramas at their core. From Lady Macbeth of Mtsenskl to Withnail and I, here are some of the best

Edward Docx

28, Jun, 2017 @10:22 AM

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Top 10 books about the Vikings
It’s not all raiding and looting – these stories and histories range from family dramas to political thrillers, not to mention man-eating trolls and bawdy gods

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

15, Feb, 2017 @10:32 AM

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Richard Ford, Joyce Carol Oates, David Hare and more ... leading writers on Donald Trump
The Great Gatsby, Elmer Gantry, The Wizard of Oz – top writers choose books to make sense of the US election

Richard Ford, Lionel Shriver, David Hare, Jane Smiley and others

12, Aug, 2016 @2:00 PM

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‘Based on a true story’: the fine line between fact and fiction
From Kapuscinski to Knausgaard, from Mantel to Macfarlane, more and more writers are challenging the border between fiction and nonfiction

Geoff Dyer and others

06, Dec, 2015 @8:30 AM

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Golden Age review – the final volume of Jane Smiley’s new trilogy
With dizzying ambition, the Last Hundred Years trilogy follows one American clan from 1920 into the near future

Philip Hensher

21, Oct, 2015 @3:00 PM

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History v historical fiction
Historical fiction is not a secondary form – I was condescended to by a conservative historian who cannot see that he too constructs stories

Jane Smiley

15, Oct, 2015 @4:00 PM

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Golden Age by Jane Smiley review – breathtaking power
The final part of her Last One Hundred Years trilogy confirms Smiley as one of the great chroniclers of 20th-century American life

Hannah Beckerman

13, Oct, 2015 @6:30 AM

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Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J Ryan Stradal review – carrot cake, coronaries and comedy
This wise and witty tale of immigrant assimilation wholeheartedly embraces a passion for food

Jane Smiley

12, Aug, 2015 @3:00 PM

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Early Warning by Jane Smiley review – hobbled by the calendar
The author’s decision to devote a chapter to each year in this Iowan family drama spanning a century seems even more ill-conceived in the trilogy’s second volume

Kate Kellaway

03, May, 2015 @10:00 AM

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Early Warning by Jane Smiley review – the American Tolstoy?
The second instalment in the Last Hundred Years trilogy brings the US family’s sprawling story vividly to life, defining what it is to be American at the most intimate level

Christobel Kent

30, Apr, 2015 @3:00 PM

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The most eagerly awaited fiction of 2015
Alex Clark looks forward to Ben Lerner’s second novel and the return of Kazuo Ishiguro

Alex Clark

29, Dec, 2014 @10:00 AM

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