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The Reading Life: Jami Attenberg


Susan Larson talks with Jami Attenberg about her new memoir, “I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home.”

Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week
Here in New Orleans:

Jami Attenberg launches “I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home," in conversation with Anne Gisleson, Tuesday, January 25, at 6 p.m. at Anna’s Restaurant, 2601 Royal St. She also appears in conversation with Katy Simpson Smith Wednesday, February 2, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.

One Book One New Orleans holds its virtual kickoff event Tuesday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. with Jarvis DeBerry, whose book ‘I Feel to Believe” is the 2022 section. He appears along with Kalamu ya Salaam and Ayo Fayemi-Robinson. Airs on Facebook Life and YouTube.

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.