The Reading Life: Interview with Susan Larson

Susan Larson“I read my way out of small-town Texas as doggedly as any athlete ever pursued a sports scholarship. At first I thought I’d be an English teacher, but then I discovered life in an independent feminist bookstore, and for fifteen years, I never looked back. Along the way, I wrote ten romance novels with a good friend and literary/feminist journalism for various newspapers and magazines. And then, in 1988, I became the book editor of The Times-Picayune, the best job I could ever imagine in the one place on earth I wanted to be. As a young girl, loving books, I could never have imagined such a rich life for myself.”

Read the whole interview here.


Literary New Orleans: September Events

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Aditi Khorana reads at Octavia Books Sept. 4th

Saturday the 3rd

Tubby & Coo’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration, Tubby & Coo’s, 10:00am-7:00pm

Happy Loop Day! Reading, signing, and games with author Ransom Riggs featuring his new companion book TALES OF THE PECULIAR, Octavia Books, 1:30pm

The Megaphone Show, a combination of improvisation and storytelling with TBA featured guests, TNM Nola, 10:30-11:30pm

Read about more events here



Issue 65 Featured Fiction by Chase Dearinger


WYATT’S PAYCHECK FROM THE PLANT was all we had with Mom up and gone again. He moved to the third shift just to keep us going. This was all fucking up the summer before my first year of high school something fierce. It meant Wyatt was home all day in full blown underwear-and-Coke mode, which was why me and Squints had to get money for weed by cleaning out his mom’s shed.

Read the full story here