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The Reading Life: Rick Bragg


Susan talks with Rick Bragg, whose new book is “Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South.”

  • Just a reminder Words and Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans, takes place this weekend in a new online incarnation. Check out for complete schedule. A few things to look forward to: Friday, November 20, at 3 p.m. The Peauxdunque Review and Words & Music are proud to co-present the winners and runners up of the 2020 Words & Music Writing Competition: Katie Devine, Constance Adler, Elizabeth Gross, Titus Chalk, Andy Young, and R. Tiara Malone. And Sunday, November 22, at 12:30, don’t miss an online performance of Tom Dent’s great play, “Ritual Murder.” The closing day is billed as “A Day of Dent,” and should be fantastic.
  • Edward Ball discusses his book “Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy,” in a zoom discussion with Michael Lomax, the president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund and former president of Dillard University Monday, November 23, at 6 p.m. Free but go to to register.
  • Rick Bragg appears in a zoom conversation with Terri Troncale, Tuesday, November 24, at 6 p.m. To register, go to


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.