Jane Smiley

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book.jpgThirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel (Knopf)

Join us for an informal conversation in which two novel-lovers share their deep passions for reading. Jane loves the realists (Austen, Trollope); Michael the Bookworm loves the inventors (Kafka, Cervantes). But more than anything, they love "a lengthy written narrative with a protagonist" the novel.

Read an excerpt from Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel.