Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jane Smiley @ Central Library!

Jane Smiley

Individuals of all ages are invited as Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley discusses her career and works on Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. at Central Library in the Clowes Auditorium, 40 E. St. Clair St.

Smiley published her first novel, Born Blind, in 1980, and earned an O. Henry Award in 1985 for her short story, Lily. She received a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1992 for her bestselling book, A Thousand Acres, a story based on William Shakespeare's King Lear. Her most recent works are a trilogy of novels about an Iowa family. The trilogy's first volume, Some Luck, was published in 2014, followed by Early Warning and Golden Age released in 2015.

In 2006, Smiley received the Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature given as part of the annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival. From 1981 to 1986, Smiley was a professor of English at Iowa State University, and she returned to teaching creative writing at the University of California, Riverside in 2015.

Book sales and signings will follow the author's presentation.

For more information about this free Library program, call 317-275-4099.