November 24, 2005

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel with Jane Smiley

Faced with a feeling of hopelessness after 9/11, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Jane Smiley decided to take a new direction with her writing. The result is a book, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel. Joan Cartan-Hansen joins Jane Smiley for a discussion about inspired writing, bad plots and what makes a good novel.