Jane Smiley
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 7 Articles
//Features

The Best Books of 2014: Fiction
7 Jan 2015 // 8:28 PM

From postmodern latticework narratives to Booker prize winning epics, 2014 offers numerous fictional tales worthy of adding to your bookshelf.

The Best Non-Fiction of 2011
23 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...

//Reviews

'Some Luck' Is Sweeping, Bold, and Completely Engrossing
9 Oct 2014 // 8:15 PM

Few authors are able to write equally well about war strategy, communism, cover crops, and postpartum depression.

The First True Celebrity of the Arts: Jane Smiley's 'Charles Dickens: A Life'
6 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

Jane Smiley's Charles Dickens: A Life is a beautifully written, wonderfully surprising look at the thoroughly modern Charles Dickens.

//Blogs

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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