Susan Larson

Host of The Reading Life

The Reading Life in 2010, Susan Larson was the book editor for The New Orleans Times-Picayune from 1988-2009. She has served on the boards of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the New Orleans Public Library. She is the founder of the New Orleans chapter of the Women's National Book Association, which presents the annual Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction.. In 2007, she received the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the literary community. She is also the author of The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans. If you run into her in a local bookstore or library, she'll be happy to suggest something you should read. She thinks New Orleans is the best literary town in the world, and she reads about a book a day.

Ways to Connect

Host Susan Larson talks with poet, essayist, and Louisiana Writer Award winner Sheryl St. Germain about her new book, 50 Miles, and writing as part of grief and recovery.

In this week’s Bookmark, host Susan Larson catches up with Loyola University creative writing professor Lindsay Sproul (pronounced SPRAWL), author of the debut novel for young adults,  "We Were Promised Spotlights."

In this week's BookMark, host Susan Larson catches up with novelist Samantha Downing, who's making publishing news with a film sale of her first novel, "My Lovely Wife"; a second novel, "He Started It,"  just out; and a seven-figure deal for her next three books.

In this BookMark, Susan Larson talks with photographer David Spielman about capturing the distinctive images in his new book, "New Orleans Portrayed."

 

"While we wait for the return of The Reading Life later this summer, here's a BookMark from host Susan Larson, catching up with New Orleans mystery writer C.S. Harris, author of "Who Speaks for the Damned."

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