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
1:32 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

The Reading Life With Patti Callahan Henry And Laura Lane McNeal

It's a week for Southern fiction from new and established authors on The Reading Life: New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry talks about her tenth novel, The Stories We Tell, and debut novelist Laura Lane McNeal previews Dollbaby, set in New Orleans in the 1960s.

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The Reading Life
1:37 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

The Reading Life With Terry McMillan, Carter Hooper And Mark Yakich

This week on The Reading Life: Bestselling novelist Terry McMillan (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Waiting to Exhale), whose Who Asked You? is out in paperback. She’s coming to town for the Essence Music Festival.

We’ll also hear from Carter Hooper, about a very special digital book project, Larry's List: My Dad's Reading List from 1984-2005, and Mark Yakich, editor of the New Orleans Review.

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The Reading Life
1:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

The Reading Life With Lisa Howorth And Maggie Collins

This week on The Reading Life: Square Books co-founder Lisa Howorth, whose first novel is Flying Shoes, and debut novelist Maggie Collins, author of Celestial Blue Skies.

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The Reading Life
1:32 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

The Reading Life With Nigel Hamilton And Amie Parnes

It's a week for biographers on The Reading Life! Nigel Hamilton, founder and former president of BIO (the Biographers International Organization) talks about his new book, The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-42, and Amie Parnes discusses HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.

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The Reading Life
1:33 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

The Reading Life With Scott Cowen And Stephen Rea

This week on The Reading Life: Outgoing Tulane University president Scott Cowen, whose new book is The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America.

And we speak with Stephen Rea, one of the celebrity readers at the annual Bloomsday celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses on June 16.

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The Reading Life
1:40 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

The Reading Life With Khaled Hosseini And Alan Furst

Hear two of your favorite bestselling authors this week on The Reading Life: Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed, tells us about his life in two worlds Afghanistan and the United States. He'll be making his first New Orleans visit June 8 for an appearance at Temple Sinai sponsored by Octavia Books.

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The Reading Life
1:42 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

The Reading Life With Gre Iles, Amy Conner And Kenny Harrison

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.

*Lagniappe Audio!*

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The Reading Life
1:38 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

The Reading Life With Thomas Beller And Michael S. Martin

It’s a week for biographers on The Reading Life. This week I’ll be talking with Tulane University’s Thomas Beller, whose new book is J. D. Salinger: The Escape Artist.

We’ll also hear from Michael S. Martin of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Center for Louisiana Studies. His new book is Russell Long: A Life in Politics.

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The Reading Life
1:39 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

The Reading Life With Francine Prose And Edmund White

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist Francine Prose, whose new book is Lovers at the Chameleon Club: Paris, 1932; she's coming to New Orleans for a Room 220 appearance May 19.

We’ll also hear from Edmund White, whose new memoir is Inside a Pearl: My Paris Years; he will be here for the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival next weekend.

And Susan reviews The Keillor Reader to give you a sneak preview of what's coming Tuesday night at Le Petit Theatre when Garrison Keillor presents a reading.

*Lagniappe Audio*

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The Reading Life
1:45 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

The Reading Life With Joseph Boyden And Gwen Florio

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.

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