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The Reading Life: Laura Lippman

Susan Larson talks with Laura Lippman whose new story collection is “Seasonal Work” and Casey Fos about a bilingual reading group at the Deutsches Haus.

Bookmark and The Reading Life are made possible by Octavia Books.

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

Here in New Orleans:

Jami Attenberg, author of “I Came All This Way to Meet You: Writing Myself Home,” appears in conversation with Katy Simpson Smith Wednesday, February 2, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.

Poet Rodrigo Toscano reads from “The Charm and the Dread,” along with poet Robert Fitterman, Saturday, February 5 at 5 p.m. at the Saturn Bar in the Splice Poetry Series.

And the new bilingual book club at Deutsches Haus starts Sunday, Feb.6 with a discussion of "The Reader," by Bernhard Schlink, in English at 2, German at 4, at the Haus, 1700 Moss St. Free and open to the public, but send an email to info@deutscheshaus.org, to let them know you’re coming.

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.