The Reading Life

Fridays at 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 12:00 p.m.

Hear celebrated and up-and-coming authors read excerpts from new books and discuss their work with former Times-Picayune book editor Susan Larson.

The theme song for The Reading Life is "Sougouya" by Matt Perrine & Sunflower City, from the album Bayou Road Suite. The end theme is "Panama" by Matt Perrine, from his album Sunflower City. Both albums can be purchased at www.mattperrine.com/store.

Contact us at TheReadingLife@wwno.org

 

Major support for The Reading Life comes from Octavia Books.

On this week's BookMark, host Susan Larson talks with Edward Ball,
author of "Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy."

Susan's full interview with Edward Ball airs on The Reading Life Friday
at 12:30 and Sunday at noon, sponsored by Octavia Books.


Susan Larson revisits New Orleanian Sarah Broom, author of "The Yellow House: A Memoir," winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestseller. "The Yellow House" is now in paperback.

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.

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