Garden District Book Shop will host Jesmyn Ward to celebrate the release of her latest novel Sing, Unburied, Sing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, at their storefront (2727 Prytania Street). Ward will be in conversation with Nathaniel Rich. Sing, Unburied, Sing grapples with the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the … Jesmyn Ward at Garden District Book Shop
Octavia Books will host Jesmyn Ward for the release of her new novel Sing, Unburied, Sing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, at their storefront (513 Octavia Street). In Jesmyn Ward’s first novel since Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural twenty-first-century America. Drawing on Morrison and Faulkner, … Jesmyn Ward at Octavia Books
Countless writers in New Orleans are ever plucking away at their keyboards, conducting research or interviews, or simply probing their memories and inner lives to create worthwhile work. Much of this is published online, scattered disparately throughout cyberspace. Here are a few things we at Room 220 read recently that compelled us to gather them together and share. … New Orleans writers round up: Lara Naughton, Jesmyn Ward, Justin Nobel, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Kristin Sanders, and Yuri Herrera
Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward, an associate professor of English at Tulane University, has been named one of two winners of the Strauss Living prize for literary excellence. The award, given every five years by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is worth $200,000 and will allow Ward, beginning in July, to devote two years … Tulane’s Jesmyn Ward and Peter Cooley receive accolades
National Book Award-winning author and Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward will present the fourth annual Distinguished Frey Lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, in the Woldenberg Art Center’s Freeman Auditorium on Tulane University’s campus. The Delisle, Mississippi, native is the author most recently of Men We Reaped, a memoir that recounts the deaths of … Jesmyn Ward to lecture on Southern oral traditions at Tulane March 19
Lorrie Moore kicks of a strong week of literary events in New Orleans with a reading at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, March 2, in the Lavin-Bernick Student Center on Tulane University’s campus. Moore is the author of five collections of short stories and two novels. Her most recent collection, Bark, was nominated for the 2014 Story Prize. Her … A strong week for N.O. book events: Lorrie Morrie, Jesmyn Ward, Francisco Goldman, and more!
Jesmyn Ward, whose 2011 novel Salvage the Bones won the National Book Award, will present her new memoir, Men We Reaped, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at Octavia Books (513 Octavia St.). Ward is the subject–and Men We Reaped the topic–of a lengthy and candid new profile by Chris Waddington at nola.com, which … Jesmyn Ward to read from Men We Reaped at Octavia Books this Friday
Today, The Paris Review Daily features a brief interview with Mississippi native Jesmyn Ward about her second novel, Salvage the Bones, set in a fictional Mississippi town in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. The novel centers on Esch—fourteen years old and pregnant—and Esch’s family in the aftermath of her mother’s death in childbirth. … You preface both your novels with epigraphs from Southern rappers and the Bible: Jesmyn Ward interview at The Paris Review Daily