New Letters
On The Air

Amy Tan

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20010328, 19990324, 19981104

The author of novels which have to do with spirituality, family, and the culture of her Chinese-American heritage, Amy Tan  reads from, The Hundred Secret Senses, and talks about the "ghost writers" she says helped write the book. This 1998 conversation lends insight to the character in her 2001 novel, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, who makes her living as a ghost writer of self-help books. Tan also talks about making her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, into a popular movie, and how she managed to maintain artistic control over the process.

| Subject Matter: Chinese-American Culture, Family, Heritage, Ghost Writers | Interview Year: 1998 | Genre: Fiction |

See All audio

    Glenn North

    Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District, shares passages from his 2015 book City of Song (due to be re-released in 2019 by ...

    Gwendolyn Brooks: Past American Voice

    We turn to our extensive archive to present this look back at the legacy of the legendary poet Gwendolyn Brooks. The first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize for her 1949 poetry collection, Annie Allen, Brooks went on to influence g...

Kansas City Literary Events

Saenz, Welch & Zamora

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Kansas City, Mo.

News

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.

Shop

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.