New Letters
On The Air

American Sanctuaries

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20141003, 20110909, 20090911

New Letters on the Air celebrates public libraries with this special anthology of poets, novelists, and memoirists, who talk about how they found inspiration and refuge in the libraries of their youth. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Junot Díaz, Esmeralda Santiago, E.L. Doctorow, Anne Lamott and others tell stories about the importance of libraries to their development as writers and to our culture as a whole. Esmeralda Santiago also discussed her story of recovery through literature in the 2014 edition of Neurology Now.

| Subject Matter: Literature, Writing, Reading, Public Libraries | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction |

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