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.
The Reading Life

The Reading Life

From WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

Hear celebrated and up-and-coming authors read excerpts from new books and discuss their work with former Times-Picayune book editor Susan Larson.

Most Recent Episodes

The Reading Life: Bryan Washington

On this week's Reading Life, Susan Larson talks with Bryan Washington about his eagerly awaited first novel, "Memorial."

The Reading Life: Douglas Baz and Charles Traub

Susan Larson talks with photographers Douglas Baz and Charles H. Traub, creators of "Cajun Document: Acadiana, 1973-74."

The Reading Life: Rick Bragg

Susan talks with Rick Bragg, whose new book is "Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South."

The Reading Life: Alice Quinn, Peter Cooley, Megan Holt

Susan Larson talks with Alice Quinn, editor of the new poetry anthology, "Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic" and Megan Holt, executive director of Words and Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans.

The Reading Life: Jarvis DeBerry, Kelly Harris-DeBerry

Susan talks with Jarvis DeBerry, whose new book is "I Feel to Believe: Collected Columns," and Kelly Harris DeBerry, whose new collection of poems is "Freedom Knows My Name." They will be appearing at the upcoming Words and Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans ."

The Reading Life: David Banush, Alex Beard

This week Susan talks with David Banush, the Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources at Tulane University about a new acquisition for the Howard-Tilton Library, the personal and literary archives of New Orleans writer Anne Rice. She also revisits her interview with artist/author Alex Beard, who's doing something very unusual to get out the vote for this election.

The Reading Life: Joel Dinerstein, Gina Ferrara

This week on The Reading Life Joel Dinerstein talks about his new book, "Jazz: A Quick Immersion." And poet Gina Ferrara talks about her new collection, "Weight of the Ripened."

The Reading Life with Richard Campanella

This week on The Reading Life: Our geographer-in-chief Richard Campanella talks about his new book, "The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography." Westwego! Algiers! Marrero! here we come! Friday at 12:30 and Sunday at noon on WWNO

The Reading Life: Neal M.O. Walsh, Book Donations

Susan Larson talks with Neal M.O. Walsh about his new book, 'The Big Door Prize' and explores some of the places used books can be donated, as people are tidying up and organizing their homes.

The Reading Life: Tom Cooper, Christian Bolden

Susan Larson talks with Tom Cooper author of 'Florida Man' and Christian Bolden, author of 'Out of the Red: My Life of Gangs, Prison, and Redemption.'

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