Jane Smiley turned fifty just in time for the new millennium. Jane moved to the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, as an infant, and lived there through grammar school and high school . After getting her BA at Vassar College in 1971, she traveled in Europe for a year, working on an archeological dig and sight-seeing, then returned to Iowa for graduate school at the University of Iowa. MFA and Ph.D. in hand, she went to work in 1981 at Iowa State University, in Ames, where she taught until 1996. Jane is the author of ten works of fiction, including The Age of Grief, The Greenlanders, Ordinary Love and Good Will, A Thousand Acres, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 and Moo, as well as many essays for such magazines as Vogue, The New Yorker, Practical Horseman, Harper's, the New York Times Magazine and the New York Times travel section, Victoria, Mirabella, Allure, The Nation and others. She has written on politics, farming, horse training, child-rearing, literature, impulse buying, getting dressed, Barbie, marriage, and many other topics. She is also the author, from Crown, of a book on craftspeople living in the Catskills. Her novel Horse Heaven was published in April 2000. .
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Jane Smiley.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like Jane Smiley, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking Jane Smiley or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
Jane Smiley's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Jane Smiley for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Jane Smiley, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Jane Smiley. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Jane Smiley booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Jane Smiley for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Jane Smiley booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Jane Smiley charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Jane Smiley for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Jane Smiley agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Jane Smiley, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Jane Smiley booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Jane Smiley, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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