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2009 Review (December 25, 2009)

2009 Review - In this special anthology of excerpts from previous programs, we look back at 2009 th

González, Rigoberto (October 7, 2016)

Rigoberto González - In 2015, Rigoberto González received The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifet

American Greats (June 29, 1998)

American Greats: A Celebration of American Writers - This program features archive recordings of som

Amichai, Yehuda (September 12, 2001)

Yehuda Amichai - In honor of the Jewish holidays, a public poetry reading by Israel’s most imp

Barrows, Annie (December 18, 2009)

Annie Barrows - Known for her Ivy + Bean series of children's books, Annie Barrows never dreamed the

Burroway, Janet (September 17, 2003)

Janet Burroway - Always thoughtful and intelligent, in the second of a two-part interview, Janet Bur

Cherry, Kelly (November 18, 1998)

Kelly Cherry - The author of over a dozen books, including poetry, novels and essays, Kelly Cherry r

Cofer, Judith Ortiz (May 5, 1998)

Judith Ortiz Cofer - Judith Ortiz Cofer's work often reflects her Puerto Rican heritage and her chil

Gordon, Mary (March 16, 2005)

Mary Gordon - An acclaimed novelist since the publication of her first book, Final Payments in 1978,

Kincaid, Jamaica (March 8, 2013)

Jamaica Kincaid - Known for her 1985 novel Annie John, and her early “Talk of the Town”

Lopez, Barry (September 30, 1998)

Barry Lopez - The recipient of many honors, including the National Book Award in 1986 for the best-s

Mason, Bobbie Ann (September 15, 1999)

Bobbie Ann Mason - Celebrated for her works of fiction, Bobbie Ann Mason has now written a memoir th

McKinley, James (December 17, 1977)

James McKinley - The former editor of New Letters magazine, James McKinley discusses the proces

Orlean, Susan (May 25, 2005)

Susan Orlean - New Yorker feature writer Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief and My Kind Of Pla

Outtake Heaven (October 14, 1998)

Outtake Heaven - In tandem with public radio station fundraisers around the country, we present this

Ray, David (November 5, 2003)

David Ray - Poet, essayist, fiction writer, and former editor of New Letters and New

Reed, Ishmael (February 20, 2002)

Ishmael Reed - The author of numerous books of poetry, plays, essays and fiction, Ishmael Reed conti

Robinson, Marilynne (September 29, 1989)

Marilynne Robinson - Marilynne Robinson, the author of the highly-praised novel, Housekeeping, which

Santiago, Esmeralda (September 14, 2005)

Esmeralda Santiago - Winner of the American Library Association’s prestigious Alex Award in 19

Sedaris, David (October 21, 1998)

David Sedaris - One of public radio's most popular writers, David Sedaris talks about how his writin

Smiley, Jane (July 27, 2005)

Jane Smiley - Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley, author of A Thousand Acres, talks about her cr

Urrea, Luis Alberto (September 14, 2012)

Luis Alberto Urrea - Luis Alberto Urrea is perhaps best-known for his nonfiction.  His memoir,

Vowell, Sarah (June 28, 2006)

Sarah Vowell - Creative nonfiction writer Sarah Vowell talks about her 2005 “travelogue of doo

David Sedaris; Save America's Treasures Selection (October 19, 2012)

David Sedaris: Save America's Treasures Selection - Listen to the writer made famous on public radio

Pitts, Leonard (June 14, 2013)

Leonard Pitts, Jr. - For Father’s Day, we revisit 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner, Leonard Pitts Jr

Williams, Philip Lee (December 11, 2015)

Philip Lee Williams - The author of 19 books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, Philip Lee William

Clarion Collection (January 3, 2014)

Clarion Collection - We celebrate our 2013 Clarion Award for Best Radio Talk/Interview Program from

Danticat, Edwidge (January 31, 2014)

Edwidge Danticat - Edwidge Danticat returns 15 years after her first interview on New Letters on the

Day, Robert (February 21, 2014)

Robert Day - Kansas native Robert Day has penned several books of fiction and nonfiction, including

American Sanctuaries (October 3, 2014)

American Sanctuaries - New Letters on the Air celebrates public libraries with this special antholog

Enright, Anne (March 14, 2014)

Anne Enright - Winner of the first ever Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2012, Iri

Min, Anchee (May 16, 2014)

Anchee Min - For best -selling memoirist and fiction writer Anchee Min, 2014 marks both the 20th ann

Burroway, Janet (June 20, 2014)

Janet Burroway - Renowned poet, novelist, playwright, creative writing teacher and author of the tex

Lowry, Lois (August 15, 2014)

Lois Lowry - Acclaimed Newbery Award-winning children's author Lois Lowry's book for young people,&n

González, Rigoberto (June 26, 2015)

Rigoberto González - Inspired by Latino writers Octavio Paz and Gabriel García Marquez to wr

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers (November 28, 2014)

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers - This show features excerpts from six of our 2013 prog

Strayed, Cheryl (December 5, 2014)

Cheryl Strayed - At just twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed made the impulsive decision to trek the 1100 mil

Smiley, Jane (May 15, 2015)

Jane Smiley - The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of novels, memoirs, and nonfiction, Jane Smiley disc

Tanner, Ron (July 3, 2015)

Ron Tanner - Ron Tanner has been crafting stories for decades, but it was his turn-of the-century mo

Agosín, Marjorie (September 25, 2015)

Marjorie Agosín - The author of the 2015 International Latino Book Award-winning young adult novel,

Smith, Anna Deavere (November 25, 2016)

Anna Deavere Smith - An Obie Award-winning playwright, MacArthur fellow, and 2015 NEH Jefferson Lect

Mirriam-Goldberg, Caryn (April 1, 2016)

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg - Kansas Poet Laureate, 2009-2013, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the author of mu

Williams, Philip Lee (April 22, 2016)

Philip Lee Williams - In the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, the 2015 Lifeti

December Festivals (December 26, 1997)

December Festivals - In this special anthology, we feature literature and commentary about the Decem

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice (September 15, 2017)

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice - The work of the late Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952-2016) often

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New Letters on the Air Presents a Live Conversation with PEN/Faulkner Award Winner Stewart O'Nan

This author of fiction and non-fiction will discuss his career and reveal how he crafts his writing with New Letters on the Air host Angela Elam in a live event (more) on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. RSVP

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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.