To make this inscrutable thing understandable: An interview with Anya Groner

Anya Groner’s work has appeared in Guernica, The Rumpus, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Her projects include a recently produced chapbook of poetry and a novel-in-progress called The Trouble With Girls. She has published everything from essays to…

Zadie Smith reads at Tulane on March 1

Author Zadie Smith, who is this year’s Zale-Kimmerling Writer in Residence at Tulane University, will give a reading and sit for an interview with Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé, Assistant Professor in English, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the Lavin-Bernick Center (Kendall…

Recently read, a New Orleans writers round up: Anya Groner, Adrian Van Young, Tad Bartlett, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin

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…

Walter Mosley’s Louisiana Literary Heritage

In this weekend’s New York Times Sunday Book Review, the great Walter Mosley, born in Los Angeles, describes in an essay his deep Louisiana roots. Mosley is the author of more than 50 books, winner of a Grammy, an O. Henry…

ROOM 220 Presents: A Happy Hour Salon with Brian Boyles and Jami Attenberg

Room 220 is pleased to host a Happy Hour Salon to celebrate the launch of New Orleans Boom and Blackout: One Hundred Days in America’s Coolest Hotspot by Brian Boyles from 6 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Press Street HQ…

Edward Baptist presents THE HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD: SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM on Nov. 2 at Octavia Books

Historian Edward Baptist will present his new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Octavia Books (513 Octavia St.).  The Half Has Never Been Told is…

Thursday! Thursday! Thursday! Music Makers, Cuban book arts, and the Great New Orleans Kidnapping!

As tends to happen from time to time, this Thursday, Oct. 16, will bring to New Orleans three excellent book events, but you’ll have to be a time-traveling ninja to get to all of them. So, take your pick: Tim…

Ambiguous hues: (1)ne Drop by Yaba Blay

The New York Times highlighted yesterday a new book by New Orleans native Yaba Blay, (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race. The book features essays exploring questions of race by 60 contributors from 25 countries who self-identify, at least…