New Letters
On The Air

Robert Day

Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays & Articles

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20140221, 20130628

Kansas native Robert Day has penned several books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel, The Last Cattle Drive, and the short story collection, Speaking French in Kansas. Regularly published in New Letters magazine, as well as in other journals and newspapers nationwide, he discusses two recent works: the 2012 book of short stories, which won a silver medal in ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards, Where I Am Now, and his 2009 essay book, The Committee to Save the World. Day, who has split much of his life between Maryland, France, and Kansas, shares how he believes the western plains influence the themes in his work as well as the development of his characters.

| Subject Matter: Western Plains, Kansas | Interview Year: 2013 | Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays & Articles | Awards: Silver Medal in ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards |

See All audio

    Naomi Shihab Nye

    In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...

    The Loudest Voice: Grace Paley

    A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...

Kansas City Literary Events

Ekphrasis Poetry Reading

Friday, December 14, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

News

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.

Shop

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.