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This week on The Reading Life: We celebrate our seventh anniversary show with MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, whose new novel is "Sing, Unburied, Sing." Jesmyn made history earlier this month by becoming the first woman to win two National Book Awards.

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with New Orleans native son and bestselling author Walter Isaacson, author of a great new biography, "Leonardo da Vinci."

 

  

This week on The Reading Life: Two great novelists! Isabel Allende, known for "The House of the Spirits" and "Eva Luna," talks about aging and passion and her new novel, "In the Midst of Winter." And novelist Mark Helprin, known for "A Winter's Tale" and "A Soldier of the Great War," speaks about the long road to writing his most recent, "Paris in the Present Tense."

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with poet Eileen Myles, whose new memoir is Afterglow, and Simeon Marsalis, whose new novel is As Lie Is to Grin.  

This week on The Reading Life: Russell Lord, NOMA curator of photographs, talks about 

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with poet and memoirist Alice Anderson, author of "Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away: A Memoir." We’ll also hear from comedian Mike Strecker, whose new books are "The Young Comic’s Guide to Telling Jokes, Books 1 and 2."

This week on The Reading Life: Bill Loehfelm's policewoman Maureen Coughlin takes on Mardi Gras in "The Devil’s Muse." We’ll also hear from artist Emma Fick, who has created the very charming and colorful sketchbook, "Snippets of New Orleans."

This week on The Reading Life: Mary Louise Mossy Christovich, co-author, with Roulhac Bunkley Toledano, of "Garden Legacy," the latest beautiful book from the Historic New Orleans Collection. We’ll also hear from Tom McDermott, whose new book of limericks is "Five Lines, No Waiting." And Abram Himelstein previews the New Orleans Write-A Thon.

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This week on The Reading Life:  Bestselling author Wally Lamb, whose most recent novel is “I’ll Take You There." We also hear from historian Miriam Davis, author of the Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story, and novelist Martin Pousson, author of Black Sheep Boy. These terrific writers will all be in town for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival coming up March 22-26.

This week on The Reading Life: Pamela Arceneaux of the Historic New Orleans Collection, whose new book is Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans, and novelist Susan Rivers, making her debut with The Second Mrs. Hockaday.

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