Jane Smiley at the 2009 Texas Book Festival
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1992|
American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2001
Smiley was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001. She participated in the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the National Book Festival and several others. She won PEN USA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
Smiley's most recent books are a trilogy of novels about an Iowa family over the course of generations. The first book of the trilogy, Some Luck was published in 2014 by Random House. The second volume was in the spring of 2015. The third volume was in the fall of 2015.
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Smiley received the Fitzgerald Award for American Achievement in 2006.