Jane Smiley

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Booking it

Spring fiction goes international, starting with a whiff of the Caribbean.
Fiction, non-fiction, poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 12, 2010

Not TV

Big names, new names, and a handful of poets provide worthwhile reading this winter to distract you from the Sopranos reruns on A&E.
Mailer, Lethem, Amis, Ashbery deliver good reads
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  December 28, 2006

Something to talk about

Is it possible to rate the “single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years?”
The New York Times ranks recent fiction
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 07, 2006