TITLE: Gary Soto
SPEAKER: Gary Soto
EVENT DATE: 2001/09/08
RUNNING TIME: 25 minutes
Speaker Biography: Poet, essayist, fiction writer and film producer Gary Soto bases his many books and characters on his boyhood experiences in Fresno, Calif. His books for adults and young people have won him many honors and awards, including the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Author-Illustrator Civil Rights Award from the National Education Association and the PEN Center West Book Award. His most recent book is "Poetry Lover."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2001