Books Ilan Stavans Books by Ilan Stavans Ilan Stavans has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Comics & Graphic Novels Poetry Literary Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Ilan Stavans Mito Habe-Evans/NPR What We're Reading Gwyneth Paltrow Cooks; A Hefty New Poetry Collection; The Life Of Diana Vreeland. April 19, 2011 Gwyneth Paltrow cooks and tells family stories; a sumptuous illustrated biography of Diana Vreeland now in paperback; a comprehensive Latin American poetry anthology; an expose of working at the mall. Best Books Of 2009 Alan Cheuse's Book Picks To Warm A Winter's Night November 23, 2009 Book reviewer Alan Cheuse selects the highlights of this holiday season: futuristic dystopias; things that go bump in the night; portraits from Norman Rockwell's America; gay New York; a celebration of our immigrant adventures; one writer's journey to manhood; and, of course, Long John Silver. Alan Cheuse's Book Picks To Warm A Winter's Night Listen · 8:19 8:19 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120539406/121433396" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Becoming Americans' November 23, 2009 400 years of poems, essays and stories about coming to America, edited by Ilan Stavans. Book Reviews A Candid Take On The Evolving Immigrant Experience November 5, 2009 In his wide-ranging, expertly curated anthology Becoming Americans, Ilan Stavans collects four centuries of immigrants' stories.