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 Bodies, and author-on-the-rise Michael Allen Zell will present his latest novel Law & Desire. Two types of noir. Two authors. One night.

This series is produced by The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and Jefferson Parish Library.

Yuri Herrera was born in Actopan, Mexico. He studied politics in Mexico, Creative Writing in El Paso, and took his PhD in literature at Berkeley. His first novel to appear in English, Signs Preceding the End of the World, was published to great critical acclaim in 2015 and included in many Best-of-Year lists, including The Guardian’s Best Fiction and NBC News’s Ten Great Latino Books. He is currently teaching at Tulane University.

Michael Allen Zell is a noted New Orleans-based writer. His first piece for The Los Angeles Review of Books was an essay on New Orleans and crime fiction published last spring. In addition to LARB, he has been published inCerise Press, Disonare, Entrepot, Exquisite Corpse, NOLA Defender, Room 220, and Sleepingfish. His first play, What Do You Say To A Shadow?, was named one of the Top 10 Plays of the Year in 2013 by the Times-Picayune. His first novel Errata was named one of the Times-Picayune’s Top 10 Books of 2012. He has worked as a bookseller in New Orleans since 2003.