The Reading Life

Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at noon

Hear celebrated and up-and-coming authors read excerpts from new books and discuss their work with former Times-Picayune book editor Susan Larson.

Major support for The Reading Life is provided by Octavia Books, with additional support from Christwood Retirement Community.

The theme song for The Reading Life is "Sougouya" by Matt Perrine & Sunflower City, from the album Bayou Road Suite. The end theme is "Panama" by Matt Perrine, from his album Sunflower City.

Both albums can be purchased at www.mattperrine.com/store

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The Reading Life
1:47 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

The Reading Life With Kent Wascom And Bayou Magazine

This week on The Reading Life, debut novelist Kent Wascom, author of The Blood of Heaven, and Joanna Leake and Carrie Chappell of UNO's Bayou Magazine.

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The Reading Life
1:47 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

The Reading Life With Robert M. Edsel And Nessim Higson

This week on The Reading Life, Robert Edsel: author of Saving Italy: The Race to Save One Nation's Treasures from the Nazis, and Nessim Higson, one of the creators of Love Letters from New Orleans.

You can join us for a talk with Edsel on May 30 at 5 p.m. at the National World War II Museum. Register here.

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1:45 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Diane Ladd, Saints And Sinners On The Reading Life

This week on The Reading Life, we talk with Paul Willis, executive director of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, and mystery novelist Greg Herren, one of the festival speakers.

We visit with actress-turned-short story writer Diane Ladd, whose new collection is A Bad Afternoon for a Piece of Cake, and we check in with a merry band of book givers on World Book Night.

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The Reading Life
1:39 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

The Reading Life With Megan Burns, Rick Barton And The Ron Ridenhour Prize

Poet Megan Burns

This week on The Reading Life: Poet Megan Burns, whose new book is Sound and Basin, and University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop director Rick Barton, who’s celebrating the 20th anniversary of his novel Black and White on the Rocks.

We'll also talk with writer/philanthropist Randy Fertel, founder of The Ron Ridenhour Prizes, and Seth Rosenfeld, who received the book prize this year for Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power.

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The Reading Life
1:42 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

The Reading Life With Jean Morgan Meaux, Dianne de las Casas and Kid Chef Eliana

This week on The Reading Life, Susan will be talking with Jean Morgan Meaux, whose new book is In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of Traveler's Tales, 1879-1909.

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The Reading Life
1:42 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

The Reading Life With Augusten Burroughs And Erin Greenwald

This week on The Reading Life, Susan talks with Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors and This Is How: How to Survive what You Think You Can't, and Erin Greenwald of the Historic New Orleans Collection, editor of A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies, A Memoir by Marc-Antoine Caillot, describes the lost and found history of a fascinating manuscript. 

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The Reading Life
1:40 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

The Reading Life: Authors Emily Clark, Bill Loehfelm And Dennis Formento

This week on The Reading Life, Susan talks with Tulane professor Emily Clark, whose new book is The Strange History of the American Quadroon: Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic World, and novelist Bill Loehfelm, whose amazing new thriller, set in New Orleans, is The Devil in Her Way.

Plus, Dennis Formento will read his poetry.

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The Reading Life
1:41 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

The Reading Life's Tales Along the River

This week on The Reading Life: It's all about Louisiana with St. Francisville writer Rod Dreher, author of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, A Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life, and Mary Ann Sternberg of Baton Rouge, author of River Road Rambler: A Curious Traveler Along Louisiana’s Historic Byway.

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The Reading Life
1:46 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Reading Digitally, and the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library Book Sale

This week on The Reading Life: An excerpt from “Reading in the Digital Age,"  a panel with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham and critics Maureen Corrigan of Fresh Air and Dwight Garner of the New York Times, recorded at the 2013 Tennessee Williams Festival.

We'll also talk with  Peg Phelps of the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library book sale.

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The Reading Life
1:39 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

The Reading Life with Nathaniel Rich and Pam Houston

This week on The Reading Life we meet novelist Nathaniel Rich, author of The Mayor's Tongue and Odds Against Tomorrow.

Then we'll talk with  book collector Mark Samuels Lasner, and novelist Pam Houston, whose most recent book is Contents May Have Shifted.

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