“Many Rivers to Cross,” by Thomas Zigal

Reviewed by Sam Slaughter Is it too late for this? That was the first question that came to mind upon opening Thomas Zigal’s fifth novel Many Rivers to Cross. Is a novel set among the wreckage of post-Katrina New Orleans published in 2013 still relevant almost decade after the tragedy? MRTC follows various members of […]

“Hell and High Water,” by Rebecca Theim

Reviewed by Donna Meredith If you aren’t from New Orleans, why would you read a book about the city’s battle to keep a daily newspaper? Because the problems faced by the Times-Picayune plague newspapers across the country. Hell and High Water: The Battle to Save the Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune, by Rebecca Theim, is more […]

“South, America,” by Rod Davis

Reviewed by Gerald Duff Acclaimed writer Rod Davis in his new novel provides a mystery, the first in what promises to be a series featuring a part-time writer, TV announcer, private investigator, Vietnam veteran, and world-weary survivor named Jack Prine. He lives in New Orleans, but not in the French Quarter. Instead he prefers a […]

“Creole Son,” by Michael Llewellyn

Reviewed by Mollie Waters The challenge of writing historical fiction is finding the balance between factual events and the fictional story the author tries to weave into that reality. In his work Creole Son: A Novel of Degas in New Orleans, Michael Llewellyn finds that balance by crafting a tale that is rich in both […]

Auction Announcement: William Spratling and William Faulkner, Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles: A Gallery of Contemporary New Orleans

William Spratling and William Faulkner, Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles: A Gallery of Contemporary New Orleans, published by Pelican Bookshop Press, New Orleans, 1926, first edition, first issue, number 217 of 250, bound in green boards, with label on front cover, interior of back cover with a label printed “Rebound in L’ATELIER Le Loup” […]

Joyce Corrington Publishes the Work of Late Husband John William Corrington

  Joyce Corrington, pictured above, has made her late husband John William “Bill” Corrington’s book  The Upper Hand available on Amazon as a Kindle e-book. Click here to view or purchase this book. Even more important, she has collected John William Corrington’s poems into a book.  Click here to view or purchase this book.  This is the first publication of Corrington’s collected poems, […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews John Shelton Reed

Thank you for taking the time to do this interview, John.  I know that readers of the Southern Literary Review are excited to hear from you. Dixie Bohemia began, your Introduction explains, with the substance of the Fleming Lectures you delivered at Louisiana State University in April 2011.  Here we are just a year and a […]

Bill Lavender Interviews Moira Crone about her Book “The Not Yet”

BILL LAVENDER:  What does the book have and have not to do with New Orleans? MOIRA CRONE: When I first started writing the book in the 1990’s, I set it in New Orleans because I live here, and because it began with a dream that was set here—a strange dream of a young man sitting in […]