It's a week for Southern fiction on The Reading Life with Greg Iles, whose new thriller, the first in a trilogy featuring recurring character Penn Cage, is Natchez Burning; and New Orleans novelist Amy Conner, whose charming debut about female friendship is The Right Thing.
Plus, local artist Kenny Harrison talks about creating his new children's book series, The Hide and Seek Harry books.
This week on The Reading Life: Canadian/New Orleanian novelist Joseph Boyden, whose new book The Orenda, won the Canada Reads competition. The Orenda illuminates a period in the 17th century when Jesuit missionaries came to the Canadian wilderness to convert the natives of the New World.
We'll also talk with mystery novelist and Pinckley Prize winner Gwen Florio, whose new entry in the Lola Wicks series is Dakota.
This week on The Reading Life: Jeff Kinney, creator of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants. We’ll also hear from novelist Cara Hoffman, whose new book is Be Safe, I Love You.
This week on The Reading Life: Photographer Richard Sexton, whose new book is Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere.
We'll also hear from debut novelist Justin Go, whose book is The Steady Running of the Hour, and we'll visit with novelists Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin, authors of The Tilted World, about the 1927 Mississippi flood.
This week on The Reading Life: Tulane University’s Zachary Lazar, whose new novel of Jewish identity is I Pity the Poor Immigrant. We’ll also hear from Frances Mayes, author of the much beloved Under the Tuscan Sun, who has a new, surprisingly Southern memoir out, called Under Magnolia.