Esmeralda Santiago

Esmeralda Santiago is the author of three best-selling memoirs: When I was Puerto Rican, Almost a Woman, The Turkish Lover; and of the novel, América’s Dream.

With Joie Davidow, she has edited two anthologies of Latino literature: Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share their Holiday Memories and Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember their Mothers. Santiago is also an award-winning screenwriter and essayist. Her adaptation of Almost a Woman for PBS Masterpiece Theatre: The American Collection won a George Foster Peabody Award.

Her profiles and opinion pieces have been published in magazines like Sports Illustrated, Latina