Books

The Reading Life
1:42 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

The Reading Life With Nancy Harris, Don Quixote And The Historic New Orleans Collection Book Fair

This week on The Reading Life, we’ll talk with longtime New Orleans poet Nancy Harris whose new collection is Beauty Eating Beauty. We’ll also hear from Amanda McFillen, the assistant curator of museum programs at The Historic New Orleans Collection, about a new summer book festival coming up June 22.

And we’ll check in with Susie Penman and Ted O’Brien who are starting the One Time Don Quixote Book Club, which might just be the right book club for you.

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The Reading Life
1:43 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Straight Outta Swampton On The Reading Life

This week on The Reading Life, The Neighborhood Story Project's Woodlief Thomas, Lake Area NTEC High School creative writing teacher Jeremy Roussel, and Lake Area students Rejeanne Boudreaux and Devin Lafrance, creators of the new book from the Neighborhood Story Project, Straight Outta Swampton.

We’ll also talk with Karin Giger, who’s one of the folks behind the Pinckley Memorial Little Free Library on Soniat St. in the side yard of Latter Library. And Susan has some picks for summer reading.

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The Reading Life
1:47 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

The Reading Life With Kent Wascom And Bayou Magazine

This week on The Reading Life, debut novelist Kent Wascom, author of The Blood of Heaven, and Joanna Leake and Carrie Chappell of UNO's Bayou Magazine.

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The Reading Life
1:47 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

The Reading Life With Robert M. Edsel And Nessim Higson

This week on The Reading Life, Robert Edsel: author of Saving Italy: The Race to Save One Nation's Treasures from the Nazis, and Nessim Higson, one of the creators of Love Letters from New Orleans.

You can join us for a talk with Edsel on May 30 at 5 p.m. at the National World War II Museum. Register here.

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Books
1:45 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Diane Ladd, Saints And Sinners On The Reading Life

This week on The Reading Life, we talk with Paul Willis, executive director of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, and mystery novelist Greg Herren, one of the festival speakers.

We visit with actress-turned-short story writer Diane Ladd, whose new collection is A Bad Afternoon for a Piece of Cake, and we check in with a merry band of book givers on World Book Night.

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The Reading Life
1:39 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

The Reading Life With Megan Burns, Rick Barton And The Ron Ridenhour Prize

Poet Megan Burns

This week on The Reading Life: Poet Megan Burns, whose new book is Sound and Basin, and University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop director Rick Barton, who’s celebrating the 20th anniversary of his novel Black and White on the Rocks.

We'll also talk with writer/philanthropist Randy Fertel, founder of The Ron Ridenhour Prizes, and Seth Rosenfeld, who received the book prize this year for Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power.

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The Reading Life
1:42 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

The Reading Life With Jean Morgan Meaux, Dianne de las Casas and Kid Chef Eliana

This week on The Reading Life, Susan will be talking with Jean Morgan Meaux, whose new book is In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of Traveler's Tales, 1879-1909.

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The Reading Life
1:42 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

The Reading Life With Augusten Burroughs And Erin Greenwald

This week on The Reading Life, Susan talks with Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors and This Is How: How to Survive what You Think You Can't, and Erin Greenwald of the Historic New Orleans Collection, editor of A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies, A Memoir by Marc-Antoine Caillot, describes the lost and found history of a fascinating manuscript. 

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The Reading Life
1:40 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

The Reading Life: Authors Emily Clark, Bill Loehfelm And Dennis Formento

This week on The Reading Life, Susan talks with Tulane professor Emily Clark, whose new book is The Strange History of the American Quadroon: Free Women of Color in the Revolutionary Atlantic World, and novelist Bill Loehfelm, whose amazing new thriller, set in New Orleans, is The Devil in Her Way.

Plus, Dennis Formento will read his poetry.

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The Sound of Books
1:36 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

"Who Was Dracula?" — A New Investigation By Acclaimed Historian Jim Steinmeyer

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book by acclaimed stage and magic historian Jim Steinmeyer: Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood.

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