Some Luck by Jane Smiley

(2015 Selection)

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Awards and Accolades 


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Honoring Jane Smiley

Fulbright Fellowship (1976-77)

National Endowment of the Arts Grant Recipient (1978, 1987)

Arts and Letters Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters (1997)

Pen USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature (2006)


Honoring Jane Smiley's Works


At Paradise Gate (1981)

Friends of American Writers Prize (1982)

A Thousand Acres (1991)

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1992) 


National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (1991)


Ambassador Book Award for Fiction (1992) 


Midland Authors Award (1992)


Heartland Prize (1991)

Moo (1995) 

Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (1995)

The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton (1998)

Spur Award for Best Novel of the West (1999)

Horse Heaven (2000)

Short-listed for the Orange Prize (2001)

Some Luck (2014)

National Book Award Longlist, Fiction (2014)

Library Journal: Top Ten Books of 2014

NPR: Best Books of 2014

USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading in 2014

Washington Post: Top 50 Fiction Books for 2014

Short Story Collections

The Age of Grief (1987)

Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Short Stories

"The Pleasure of Her Company.” Mademoiselle, March 1981.
O. Henry Award (1982)

"Lily.” The Atlantic Monthly, July 1984. First Prize winner.
O. Henry Award (1985)

"Long Distance.” The Atlantic Monthly, January 1987.
O. Henry Award (1988)

"The Life of the Body.” Antaeus, Autumn 1994.
O. Henry Award (1996)


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