The Reading Life Hear celebrated and up-and-coming authors read excerpts from new books and discuss their work with former Times-Picayune book editor Susan Larson.
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The Reading Life With Morgan Babst And David Fulmer

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Morgan Babst about her new novel, The Floating World . And we'll hear from David Fulmer about Eclipse Alley , the newest entry in his Storyville-set mystery series.

The Reading Life With John Magill And David Cuthbert With Bob Bruce

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with John Magill about this new book, "The Incomparable Magazine Street." David Cuthbert and Bob Bruce, who've adapted their musical show, "Cinderella Battistella," into a children's fairy tale Nawlins style, whoop it up. And Susan has a review of Jesmyn Ward's magnificent National Book Award finalist, "Sing, Unburied, Sing."

The Reading Life With Russell Lord And Ronlyn Domingue

This week on The Reading Life: Russell Lord, NOMA curator of photographs, talks about East of the Mississippi; Nineteenth Century American Landscape Photography . We'll also hear from Baton Rouge novelist Ronlyn Domingue about The Plague Diaries , the third in her series, The Chronicles of Secret Riven .

The Reading Life With Errol Laborde, Peggy Scott Laborde, And William Barnwel

This week on The Reading Life: Errol and Peggy Scott Laborde, co-editors of New Orleans: The First Hundred Years, a nd William Barnwell, author of Angels in the Wilderness: Young and Black in New Orleans and Beyond . **Lagniappe Audio**

The Reading Life With Errol Laborde, Peggy Scott Laborde, And William Barnwel

The Reading Life With Patty Friedmann And The Scholastic Writing Awards

This week on The Reading Life: Patty Friedmann, author of Organized Panic: A Novel. Poet Brad Richard, chair of the creative writing program at Lusher Charter School, talks about his passion project, the Scholastic Writing Awards competition, along with readings by Darius Christiansen and Sophie Evans, two of the recent winners from New Orleans. **Lagniappe Audio**

The Reading Life With Jeremi Suri And Shannan Cvitanovic

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with presidential historian Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas, author of "The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office." We'll also hear from Shannan Cvitanovic, who's the executive director of YMCA Educational Services, about ways you can make a difference in September, which is national literacy month. **Lagniappe Audio**

The Reading Life With Alice Anderson And Mike Strecker

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with poet and memoirist Alice Anderson, author of "Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away: A Memoir. " We'll also hear from comedian Mike Strecker, whose new books are "The Young Comic's Guide to Telling Jokes, Books 1 and 2." **Lagniappe Audio**

The Reading Life With Louise Penny And Trudy Nan Boyce

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with the winners of the 2017 Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction. Canadian novelist Louise Penny, whose new Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery is Glass Houses, i s the recipient of the Prize for a Distinguished Body of Work. She will make her first visit to New Orleans on her book tour. Former homicide detective and hostage negotiator Trudy Nan Boyce of Atlanta, is the winner of the Debut Novel Prize for Out of the Blues. The Prizes will be

The Reading Life With Anne Gisleson

This week on The Reading Life: New Orleans essayist and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts teacher Anne Gisleson talks about her powerful new memoir, "The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading. " After you turn the last page, you'll be ready to form your own Existential Crisis Reading Group!

The Reading Life With Erica Spindler And Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with bestselling author Erica Spindler about her chilling new suspense novel, "The Other Girl , " perfect for that last trip to the beach. And New Orleans native Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, who's making a big debut with her remarkable novel, "A Kind of Freedom ," describes her switch from practicing law to writing wonderful fiction. **Lagniappe Audio**

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