This week, The Reading Life begins its third year! Our special guest is Garrison Keillor, poet, novelist, essayist, host of Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac. His new book of poems is called O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical and Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound.
We'll also hear from novelist Carrie Brown, author of The Last First Day.
This week on The Reading Life: Tulane music professor, ethnomusicologist, journalist and Los Po-Boy-Citos guitarist Matt Sakakeeny, author of Roll with It: Brass Bands on the Streets of New Orleans. We'll also hear from Denise McConduit, whose new children's book is The Boy Who Didn't Like to Read, and who'll be appearing at the New Orleans Children's Book Festival at Latter Library Nov. 16.
This week on The Reading Life: Rebecca Snedeker, co-editor, with Rebecca Solnit, of The Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, a collection of 22 gorgeous maps, accompanying essays, and art that will change the way you view our city.
This week on The Reading Life: Novelist Wally Lamb, whose new book is the unforgettable We Are Water, and nonfiction writer Samuel G. Freedman, author of Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights.
This week on The Reading Life: Anne Rice talks about the second novel in her Wolf Gift Chronicles, The Wolves of Midwinter, and Christopher Rice discusses his post-Katrina supernatural thriller, The Heavens Rise.
The Rice family is coming to town for the Vampire Lestat Fan Club Ball and book signings around town. We'll also hear from Deborah Burst about Hallowed Halls of Greater New Orleans: Historic Churches, Cathedrals and Sanctuaries, for which Anne Rice wrote the introduction. *Lagniappe Audio!*