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Esmeralda Santiago

Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20050914, 20000301, 19991117

Winner of the American Library Association’s prestigious Alex Award in 1999, the memoir Almost a Woman is Esmeralda Santiago’s sequel to her first book, When I was Puerto Rican, both of which explore not just her life as a migrant to New York, but the tension of being pulled apart by two very different cultures.  Santiago also talks about her novel, America's Dream, and discusses the difference in writing memoir versus fiction.

| Subject Matter: Culture, Migration, Puerto Rico | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction |

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Friday, March 22, 2019
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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.