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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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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 with Eddie Glaude Jr.

    The Reading Life with Eddie Glaude Jr.

    This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. about his forthcoming book, “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own.” Professor Glaude was scheduled to speak at the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University, which has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

    • 28 min
    The Reading Life with Erik Larson and Rita Woods

    The Reading Life with Erik Larson and Rita Woods

    This week on The Reading Life: Bestselling author Erik Larson, whose new book is “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz," a nd Rita Woods, whose first novel is “Remembrance.”

    • 28 min
    The Reading Life with Jerry Mitchell and Cheryl Landrieu

    The Reading Life with Jerry Mitchell and Cheryl Landrieu

    This week on The Reading Life: Jerry Mitchell, founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, talks about his new book, “Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Cases of the Civil Rights Movement.” And co-chair Cheryl Landrieu previews the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University, coming up March 19-21.

    • 28 min
    The Reading Life with Lauren Groff and Amy Bonnaffons

    The Reading Life with Lauren Groff and Amy Bonnaffons

    This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with fiction writer Lauren Groff, whose most recent books are “Fates and Furies” and the story collection, “Florida.” She will be the 35 th Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Newcomb College Institute in March. We’ll also hear from Amy Bonnaffons, whose new novel is “The Regrets.”

    • 28 min
    The Reading Life with Jason Hardy

    The Reading Life with Jason Hardy

    This week on The Reading Life: New Orleanian Jason Hardy, whose new book about his experiences as a probation and parole officer is “The Second Chance Club: Hope and Hardship after Prison.”

    • 28 min
    The Reading Life with Michael Zapata

    The Reading Life with Michael Zapata

    This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with former New Orleanian, novelist Michael Zapata, whose impressive debut novel is “The Lost Book of Adana Moreau.”

    • 28 min

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