Friday, September 29: The Montana Book Festival and Shakespeare & Co are thrilled to present Festival headlining authors Jane Smiley (winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for fiction) and Donald Ray Pollock (winner of a 2009 PEN fellowship).
7:30pm at the Holiday Inn Parkside. Festival button required for entry.
Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, Some Luck, Early Warning, and Golden Age, the three volumes of The Last Hundred Years trilogy. She is also the author of five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young readers. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has also received the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.
Donald Ray Pollock is the author of the novels The Devil All the Time and The Heavenly Table, and the story collection Knockemstiff, for which he was awarded the 2009 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fellowship. He worked as a laborer at the Mead Paper Mill in Chillicothe, Ohio, from 1973 to 2005. Pollock holds an MFA from Ohio State University.