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The Reading Life: Alex Jennings, Kyle Bravo

Susan Larson talks with Alex Jennings, whose new epic fantasy is ‘The Ballad of Perilous Graves’ and artist Kyle Bravo whose latest book of family cartoons is


Alex Jennings reads from and signs “The Ballad of Perilous Graves,” Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. at Second Line Brewing, 433 N. Bernadotte St.

The Waves LGBTQ reading series featuring Arden Eli Hill, takes place Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. at Blue Cypress Books.

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.