Esmeralda Santiago

Esmeralda  Santiago

Esmeralda Santiago is the author of the memoirs When I Was Puerto Rican, Nearly a Woman, and The Turkish Lover, as well as the novel America's Dream and a children's book, A Doll for Navidades, which she adapted into a Peabody Award-winning film for PBS's Masterpiece Theatre. Her work has been featured in magazines such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Home & Garden, as well as on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently resides in New York. is a website dedicated to Esmeralda Santos.