Jane Hamilton

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Birthday
13, 1957
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
Wisconsin

About

An American fiction writer, she is best known for her 1988 novel, The Book of Ruth, which describes the growing pains of a midwestern girl. Her other popular works include A Map of the World, The Short History of a Prince, and Disobedience.

Before Fame

She graduated from Carleton College in 1979 with a degree in English. She published her first short stories in Harper's Magazine in the early 1980s.

Trivia

She won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.

Family Life

She and her four siblings grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. She married Robert Willard in 1982.

Associated With

Her popular novel, A Map of the World, was selected by Oprah Winfrey's Book Club.