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Jane Graves Smiley, American Author, educator. Grantee Fulbright United States Government, Iceland, 1976-1977, National Education Association, 1978, 87; recipient O. Henry award, 1982, 85, 88. Member Author's Guild, Screenwriters Guild.

Background

Smiley, Jane Graves was born on September 26, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of James La Verne and Frances Nuelle (Graves) Smiley.

Education

Bachelor, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1971. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1976. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1978.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1978.

Career

Assistant professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1981-1984; associate professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1984-1989; professor, Iowa State University, Ames, 1989-1990; Distinguished professor, Iowa State University, Ames, since 1992. Visiting assistant professor of University Iowa, Iowa City, 1981, 87.

Works

Membership

Member of American Academy of Arts and Letters, Screenwriters Guild, Author's Guild.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cooking, swimming, playing piano, quilting.

Connections

Married John Whiston, September 4, 1970 (divorced). Married William Silag, May 1, 1978 (divorced). Children: Phoebe Silag, Lucy Silag.

Married Stephen Mark Mortensen, July 25, 1987. 1 child, Axel James Mortensen.

father:
James La Verne Smiley

mother:
Frances Nuelle (Graves) Smiley

spouses:
Stephen Mark Mortensen

William Silag

John Whiston

children:
Lucy Silag Smiley

Axel James Mortensen Smiley

Phoebe Silag Smiley