New Letters
On The Air

Clarion Collection

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20140103

We celebrate our 2013 Clarion Award for Best Radio Talk/Interview Program from the Association for Women in Communications with audio excerpts from our award-winning interviews. Jamaica Kincaid reads from her novel Mr. Potter, based loosely on her life and relationship with her father, while Luis Alberto Urrea discusses how his family history shaped his novel, The Hummingbird's Daughter Jim Shepard talks at the Kansas City Public Library about using satire to write about tragedy and reads from his book of short stories, You Think That's Bad. British author Alex George discusses writing his generational novel, A Good American, about German immigrants who settled in Missouri in the late 1800s, and what he learned from itFinally, mother/daughter poets, Gloria Vando and Anika Paris, read from their collection, Woven Voices: Three Generations of Puertorriquena Poets Look at Their American Lives that also includes work by the grandmother, Anita Velez-Mitchell, which influenced the award-winning musical, Temple of the Souls.

| Subject Matter: Family, Immigrants, Culture, Tragedy, History | Interview Year: 2014 | Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry | Awards: 2013 Clarion Award for Best Radio Talk/Interview Program |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.