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Novelist Jane Smiley pays tribute to one of the all-time greats of English literature in her new biography of Charles Dickens. She joins Diane to talk about how Dickens’ life and novels shaped each other.
- Jane Smiley author of four works of nonfiction and more than ten novels, including "A Thousand Acres," which won the Pulitzer Prize
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