This week on The Reading Life: Bestselling novelist Greg Iles is back to tell us about The Bone Tree, the epic second novel in the trilogy that began with last year’s Natchez Burning. And we’ll hear from memoirist Felice Picano about his charming book, Nights at Rizzoli.
This week on The Reading Life: Journalist turned bestselling historian Cokie Roberts, whose new book is Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868.
New York Times bestselling novelist David Baldacci talks about Memory Man, his 30th novel for adults, and UNO's Rick Barton talks about In the Wake of the Flagship, the sequel to his first novel, The El Cholo Feeling Passes.
This week on the Reading Life: Sarah DeBacher of the Greater New Orleans Writing Project and Abram Himelstein of the Neighborhood Story Project, talking about When I Was Your Age, a lovely book of essays by the teachers of Andrew W. Wilson Charter School, and novelist Rene Steinke, author of Friendswood.
This week on the Reading Life: Former senior drama critic of The New Yorker and biographer John Lahr, whose new book is Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Fles. Lahr recently received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography and will be a headliner at this week's Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.
This week on The Reading Life: Celebrity journalist Kevin Sessums, whose new memoir is I Left It On the Mountain, and LaShonda Katrice Barnett, whose debut novel is Jam on the Vine. She’ll be appearing at this year’s Tennessee Williams/ Literary Festival, as well as the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.
This week on The Reading Life: Rien Fertel, author of Imagining the Creole City: The Rise of Literary Culture in 19th Century New Orleans, and Linda Seabright of the Creativity Collective, which sponsors a book club called nolalit.
Rien's one of the featured speakers at this year's Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, and Linda's book group is taking a field trip to the Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest.