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.
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, ...
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 ...
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