Books

The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

The Reading Life: Larry Powell and Susan Haltom

Tonight on The Reading Life: Tulane University historian Lawrence Powell, author of "The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans," and Susan Haltom, author of "One Writer’s Garden: Eudora Welty’s Home Place."

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The Reading Life
12:35 pm
Sat March 24, 2012

Cory MacLauchlin

This week on The Reading Life, Cory MacLauchlin, author of Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces.

The Sound of Books
1:32 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

National Book Award-Winning Novel by Mississippi Writer Jesmyn Ward

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, part three of our three-part series featuring writers who are appearing at this year's Tennessee Williams Festival. Today we're spotlighting DeLisle, Mississippi writer Jesmyn Ward, author of the 2011 National Book Award winning novel Salvage the Bones.

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The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Authors John Biguenet and Richard Louth

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist and playwright John Biguenet, whose new work “Broomstick,” will have a staged reading at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. We'll also talk with New Orleans writing  marathon director Dr. Richard Louth, who'll be leading a group of writers around the French Quarter during the Festival weekend.

The Sound of Books
12:50 am
Thu March 15, 2012

New York Times Bestselling Memoir By "Ask Amy" Columnist Amy Dickinson

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, part two of a three-part series spotlighting writers appearing at this year's Tennessee Williams Festival. We're featuring a conversation with "Ask Amy" advice columnist and frequent Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me panelist Amy Dickinson about her bestselling memoir "The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them."

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The Reading Life
7:00 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Author Alex Cook and Librarian Desha Rhodes

This week on The Reading Life: We'll pass a good time with Alex Cook, author of "Louisiana Saturday Night: Looking for a Good Time in South Louisiana's Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks and Dance Halls," who's coming to town for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, and Desha Rhodes, who manages the Rosa Keller branch of the New Orleans Public Library, which reopens to the public March 17 at 10 a.m.

The Sound of Books
5:52 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Engaging New Memoir From Three-Time Oscar Nominated Actress Piper Laurie

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten -- part one of a three-part series featuring writers who will appear at the 2012 Tennessee Williams Festival -- spotlighting the new memoir by three-time Oscar nominated actress Piper Laurie, "Learning to Live Out Loud."

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The Reading Life
1:37 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Author Carolyn Morrow Long and Poet Bill Lavender

This week on The Reading Life, Susan talks with historian Carolyn Morrow Long, author of "Madame Lalaurie: Mistress of the Haunted House," and poet Bill Lavender, whose new memoir-in-verse is called "Memory Wing."

The Sound of Books
1:28 pm
Sun March 4, 2012

New Book From Award-Winning Journalist Debunks "Sybil" Claims

Today on "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten, the new book from award-winning journalist Debbie Nathan:  "Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case."

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Books
7:00 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Historian Rebecca Scott and author Candice Proctor

This week on The Reading Life: University of Michigan historian Rebecca Scott, co-author of  "Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation," whose new work traces four generations of a family, from Africa to Haiti and Cuba and New Orleans to France and Belgium; and New Orleans writer Candice Proctor discusses her new Regency-set mystery,“When Maidens Mourn,” the seventh in her series featuring Sebastian St. Cyr.

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