Catalog Number: 20150612, 20140822
Acclaimed writer George Saunders reads a passage from his prestigious Story Prize-winning collection, Tenth of December. In this public presentation for Rainy Day Books, Saunders discusses his path to becoming a writer, how his family and career have influenced his work, and the desire he has to connect with and engage readers. His unique experiences as a travel writer for GQ have taken him from luxurious hotel rooms in Dubai to time spent incognito in a homeless tent city in Fresno. Saunders remarks on how such experiences have helped to shape and refine his worldview, bringing a broader range of voices to his writing.
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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