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The Reading Life
1:46 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

The Reading Life With Peter Wolf, Brett Martin And Hemingway Festivities

This week on The Reading Life: Peter M. Wolf, author of My New Orleans, Gone Away: A Memoir of Loss and Renewal. Plus, Brett Martin talks about his eerily timely Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

And Sunday Shae Parker gives us a preview of the Running of the Bulls and the fifth annual Hemingway Celebration coming up July 14.

 

Bonus!!

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1:56 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Philipp Meyer Explores Bloody Origin Of Texas In 'The Son'

Originally published on Fri July 5, 2013 10:15 am

Phllipp Meyer‘s epic new novel “The Son“ details the blood-soaked evolution of Texas.

Spanning two hundred years, it tells the story, in often brutal detail, of the McCulloughs, who first settled in the state in the early 1800s.

Patriarch Eli McCullough is kidnapped by Comanches in a brutal attack, later, his sons fall upon their Mexican neighbors with equal ferocity.

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The Reading Life
1:41 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

The Reading Life With Mark Childress And The Community Book Center

This week on The Reading Life: We check in with that wonderful comic novelist Mark Childress (Crazy in Alabama), who has a new book, What It Means to Miss New Orleans: Three Essays After Katrina.

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The Reading Life
1:54 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

The Reading Life With Sheila Heti And Lee Miller

Author Sheila Heti.

This week on The Reading Life: Canadian novelist Sheila Heti, whose most recent book is the genre-bending How Should a Person Be?

We’ll also talk with Lee Miller of the Louisiana Research Collection at Tulane University's Howard-Tilton Library. And Susan will have some picks for summer reading.

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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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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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