The Reading Life

Sundays at noon, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., and Wednesdays at 8:00 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 and Christwood.

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This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with former New Orleanian, novelist Michael Zapata, whose impressive debut novel is “The Lost Book of Adana Moreau.”

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This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with former state poet laureate Julie Kane, whose powerful new collection of work is “Mothers of Ireland.”

This week on The Reading Life:  Susan talks with bestselling author Erica Spindler about her chilling new thriller, “The Look-Alike.”

This week on The Reading Life: Susan talks with Tulane University professor TR Johnson, editor of the impressive new essay collection, “New Orleans: A Literary History,” and watch for the upcoming literary symposium on the book, Saturday, January 25, at Tulane.

This week on The Reading Life: Photographer Cheryl Gerber talks about “Cherchez la Femme: New Orleans Women," inspired by the 2017 Women's March. The book includes images that celebrate the achievements and style of New Orleans women, as well as essays by some of our finest writers.

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