Recently read, a New Orleans writers round up: Ladee Hubbard, Anya Groner, Yuri Herrera, Barb Johnson, and more

We’re back from a summer hiatus, and we’ve put together an incredible, non-exhaustive list of recent publications from writers around New Orleans, as well as a few from those who used to be in our midst. Tulane professor and Rona Jaffe…

Yuri Herrera at Maple Street Book Shop

Maple Street Book Shop hosts Yuri Herrera at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at their uptown storefront (7529 Maple Street). The author will read from and sign copies of his newly translated book, Kingdom Cons.  Yuri Herrera is one of Mexico’s most…

East Bank Regional Library hosts Coffee & Conversation with Yuri Herrera and Michael Allen Zell

The East Bank Regional Library will host Coffee & Conversation with Yuri Herrera and Michael Allen Zell at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, at 4747 West Napoleon Avenue in Metairie. Internationally acclaimed Yuri Herrera will discuss his novel The Transmigration of…

Yuri Herrera reads from The Transmigration of Bodies at Maple Street on July 20

Maple Street Books will host Yuri Herrera on Wednesday, July 20, at 6 p.m. to celebrate the release of his newly translated book, The Transmigration of Bodies, at their storefront (7529 Maple Street). Herrera will be reading from the novel in both…

Yuri Herrera wins Best Translated Book Award

Local writer Yuri Herrera was recently announced as a winner of this year’s Best Translated Book Awards for his novel Signs Preceding the End of the World, translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman. The poetry winner was Angélica Freitas’s Rilke Shake, translated from the Portuguese by Hilary…

ROOM 220 Presents: Cristina Rivera-Garza, Yuri Herrera, and Michael Allen Zell

Room 220 is pleased to present two of Mexico’s finest mid-career fiction writers (one of whom lives in New Orleans) as well as an up-and-coming New Orleans noir aficionado. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, at…

New Orleans celebrates Joyce’s Ulysses with Bloomsday June 16 at the Irish House

New Orleans will celebrate James Joyce’s Ulysses with a Bloomsday get-together featuring some of the city’s most exciting writers. Yuri Herrera, Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa, Benjamin Morris, Brian Boyles, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, and Katy Simpson Smith will be among those who…

Event recap: Literary Late Night at the Outdoor Auxiliary

On May 3, authors Matt Sumell, Anne Gisleson, and Yuri Herrera read as part of the Room 220 Live Prose from the Antenna Gallery Outdoor Auxiliary reading series. More than 130 people came out to hear the readers, drink daiquiris…

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