with Daniel Acosta

In this interview, Jack Knight talks to Daniel Acosta, an English teacher for 34 years, about his historical novel entitled Iron River.

Daniel says it is a combination of experience, observation and imagination. Mr. Acosta grew up near the South Pacific railroad tracks and had many episodes related to this “iron river”. The tracks were literally his playground. The sounds and vibrations from the train reverberated in his home, but everyone got used to it.

Daniel comes from a Catholic family, entered minor seminary and ended up teaching English inspired by his creative writing teacher at Cal State LA.

Since this interview in the studio, "Iron River" was named the Best Young Adult Historical Fiction of 2018 (Kirkus Review) and received the 2019 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People.

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