The Reading Life with Colson Whitehead

Jul 21, 2019

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead about his new novel, “The Nickel Boys.” Whitehead appears July 24 at Loyola University. We also experience a 'Book Moment' outside the Latter Memorial Library and hear another 'Book Song.'

July 21 calendar:

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

Here in New Orleans:

  • Quin Hillyer discusses and signs his “Mad Jones” trilogy of satirical novels, Tuesday, July 23, at 6 at Octavia Books.
  • Suzanne Stone discusses and signs “New Orleans Coffee—A Rich History,” Wednesday, July 24, at 6 at Octavia Books.
  • Today’s guest, Colson Whitehead, discusses his new novel, “The Nickel Boys,” Wednesday, July 24 at 7 at Loyola University’s Nunemaker Auditorium. This is a ticketed event; tickets available at Garden District Book Shop.
  • Daniel Brook discusses and signs “An Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction,” Thursday, July 25, at 6 at the Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St.
  • The Friends of the New Orleans Public Library hold a Really Really Old Book Sale this weekend – early admission is free to members, Friday, July 26, at 3 – and you can join at the door. Open to the public Saturday, July 27, at 10. All this is at Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave.
  • Mikko Macchione signs his book, "Rum and New Orleans: A Decadent History," and offers a rum cocktail demonstration, Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m. at the Southern Food and Beverage Foundation, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
  • Agnes Gomillion signs her novel, “The Record Keeper, “Sunday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at Octavia Books.

In Mandeville:

  • Isaac Williams signs his inspirational book, “The Book,” Sunday, July 21, at noon at Barnes & Noble/Mandeville.
  • Alice Johnson signs her book “Mommy’s Cooking Healthy,” Saturday, July 27 at noon at Barnes & Noble/Mandeville.