Esmeralda Santiago

Novelist, memoirist

Esmeralda Santiago appears in the following:

Art, Passion, and Pain for The Puerto Rican Diaspora

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Puerto Rico's cultural ambassadors are fighting for their island from a distance. Author Esmeralda Santiago reflects on the heartache of the Puerto Rican diaspora after Hurricane Maria.


Esmeralda Santiago's Conquistadora

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Esmeralda Santiago talks about her epic novel, Conquistadora, about a Spanish woman, Ana Larragoity Cubillas, who moves to Puerto Rico with her new husband in 1844 to run a remote sugar plantation on the island. There she faces unrelenting heat, disease and isolation, and the dangers of the untamed countryside.