Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Jane Smiley, I Think I Love You

Did you ever wonder what would happen if accomplished authors dropped what they were doing and wrote political columns? How would it read if these people took the skills normally used to churn out Pulitzer-Prize-winning novels, and applied them to our political debate? Wonder no more; her name is Jane Smiley. Here is her bio, followed by her link to a post, "Notes to Converts", in which she analyzes the conservatives who are bailing out on President Bush:
“Jane Smiley is a novelist and essayist. Her novel A Thousand Acres won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1992, and her novel The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton won the 1999 Spur Award for Best Novel of the West. Her novel Horse Heaven was short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002. She has contributed to a wide range of magazines, including The New Yorker, Elle, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, The American Prospect, Practical Horseman, The Guardian Sport Monthly, Real Simple, and Playboy. Smiley's latest book is Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel, a history and anatomy of the novel as a literary form. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.”

Here is the link to her piece:
The Blog | Jane Smiley: Notes for Converts | The Huffington Post


At 1:06 PM, Blogger Ruben Bailey said...

The Huff Post is so great...


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