This week on The Reading Life: Mamie Gasperecz, executive director of the Hermann Grima and Gallier Historic Houses, talks about a beautiful new book, Luxury, Inequity and Yellow Fever; Living Legacies and the Stories of Old New Orleans.
We’ll also hear from poet Andy Young, whose new collection is All Night It Is Morning.
And bookseller Judith Lafitte gives her favorite picks for holiday giving for the young folks in your life.
This week, The Reading Life celebrates four years of being on the air. Our guests: Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, and Laura Kelley, author of The Irish in New Orleans.
This week on The Reading Life: Photographer Tina Freeman, whose new book, with text by Morgan Molthrop, is Artist Spaces: New Orleans, which takes us inside the work spaces of many inspired and inspiring people.
This week on The Reading Life: Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen tells us about his National Book award-nominated Skink No Surrender, his first book for teens. Michael A. Ross, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland (formerly of Loyola University) talks about The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era. And Jennifer Edwards invites us to The Big Read of The Grapes of Wrath at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
This week on The Reading Life: Keith Weldon Medley, author of Black Life in Old New Orleans, and novelist Dylan Landis, author of Rainey Royal.
Poets Brad Richard and Madeleine LeCesne talk about the Scholastic Writing Awards of Southeast Louisiana. Madeline was recently named one of five National Student Poets in a ceremony at the White House.
This week on The Reading Life: Award-winning science fiction writer Gregory Benford, whose most recent novel, co-authored with Larry Niven, is Shipstar. He will be the featured speaker at this weekend’s ContraFlow, the fourth annual science fiction and fantasy convention.
And poet Ralph Adamo talks about his new book, Ever: Poems 2000-2014.