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World Book Club

BBC World Service

Society & Culture, Personal Journals

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World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. Presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.

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WBC: Jane Smiley

April 1st, 2008

Episode 225 of 340 episodes

Best-selling American author Jane Smiley discusses A Thousand Acres, her ambitious reimagining of Shakespeare's King Lear transposed onto an Iowan farmstead, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

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