Reading Life

This week on The Reading Life: The one, the only, James Lee Burke. Light of the World is the 20th novel in his series featuring Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux.

We'll also hear from New Orleans children's book author Alex McConduit, whose new book is The Thorn in My Horn.

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.

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.

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.

The Reading Life has two bestselling authors this week: Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray, whose new young adult book is Out of the Easy, and bestselling author Eloisa James, author of Paris in Love, whose new romance is The Lady Most Willing, written with Julia Quinn and Connie Brockway

On this week's The Reading Life, Susan talks with bestselling author Jen Lancaster, whose new book is Here I Go Again. Then, paper/book artist Yuka Petz, whose beautiful work appears in a new exhibit in the Carroll Art Gallery at the Newcomb Art Department in Woldenberg Art Center.

Finally, celebrate Super Bowl week with former Saint Reggie Jones, who has written a guide to football for the ladies. Hut! Hut!

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: January 29, 2013

Prytania and Pitbulls

Oct 30, 2012

This week on The Reading Life: Rene Brunet and Jack Stewart, co-authors of There’s One in Your Neighborhood: The Lost Movie Theaters of New Orleans, and Ken Foster, whose new book is I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet.

This week on The Reading Life: National Ambassador for Children’s Literature Walter Dean Myers, whose new book is All the Right Stuff, and historian Arthé Anthony, who is the author of Picturing Black New Orleans: A Creole Photographer's View of the Early Twentieth Century.

Both of them will be appearing at the Louisiana Book Festival at the State Capitol on October 28.

On The Reading Life this week: John McCusker, author of Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz, and award-winning science fiction writer Vernor Vinge, who will be the author guest of honor at the CONtraflow II fan conference this weekend.

This week on The Reading Life: Novelist T. Geronimo Johnson, author of Hold It Til It Hurts, and Madaline Herlong, whose new young adult novel is called Buddy.