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Author Jane Hamilton On Life And Fiction

Penguin Books

One of Jane Hamilton's college professors said Hamilton would write a novel one day. 

The professor was not actually talking TO Hamilton at the time, but she certainly followed through. 

The Book of Ruth won awards and got a boost from Oprah Winfrey's book club. 

And she followed that success with the acclaimed A Map of the World

Ashland's Chautauqua Poets & Writers brings Hamilton to town for an event this evening (April 6th), and she visits the studio in advance.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.