Jane Smiley

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Birthday
26, 1949
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA

About

An American fiction writer, she is best known for A Thousand Acres, a novel based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy, King Lear.

Before Fame

She spent a year studying in Iceland as a Fulbright Scholar.

Trivia

She won both the O. Henry Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Family Life

With her husband, Stephen M. Mortensen, she had one son.

Associated With

She and Carl Sandburg both received the Pulitzer Prize.