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Annie Barrows

Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Danette Alexander

Catalog Number: 20091218, 20090717

Known for her Ivy + Bean series of children's books, Annie Barrows never dreamed the outcome of the request of her aunt, Mary Ann Shaffer, to revise Shaffer's manuscript for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Barrow talks about her aunt's 20-year passage from inspiration to book creation, which tells the story of English islanders living through German occupation during World War II. Barrows tells New Letters' Danette Alexander about her role in the book's completion and reads from the best-selling novel.

| Subject Matter: Children's Literature, Adult Nonfiction, History, World War II, Family | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction |

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Jamel Brinkley

Friday, March 22, 2019
Manhattan, Kansas

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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.