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 […]

An Interview with James Nolan

by Philip K. Jason Our review of James Nolan’s Higher Ground was posted on November 8. Contributor and new executive editor Philip K. Jason interviewed Mr. Nolan about the book. Here it is: SLR: What inspired you to build a novel about New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina? JN: Three days after Katrina hit, […]

Higher Ground by James Nolan

Click to Order Higher Ground, by James Nolan Review by Philip K. Jason James Nolan was best known as a poet, poetry translator and critic before publishing an award-winning short story collection, Perpetual Care and Other Stories, in 2008. Higher Ground, winner of the William Faulkner-Wisdom Gold Medal in the novel category, adds another dimension […]

Loyola Commemorates 30th Anniversary of A Confederacy of Dunces

The 30th anniversary of John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, will be celebrated at Loyola University New Orleans during Wolfpack Welcome Aug. 23-27, the week of orientation for new students. Loyola’s ties to the novel go back to the days when it was an unpublished work. While teaching in the English […]

Perpetual Care: Stories by James Nolan

  Review by Sean Ennis New Orleans as a city is complicated, and has become even more so over the past five years.  Countless narratives have emerged since Katrina describing the city’s joys and plights, and surely more will come from the recent oil spill in the Gulf.  And it is difficult to discuss James […]

Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent, by Mario Tama

In the South, it’s common to hear folks divide their experiences into two categories: Before Katrina and After Katrina. For many across the Gulf Coast, life will never be the same. To mark the five-year anniversary of the worst natural disaster in modern American history, Umbrage Editions has produced a poignant new photobook, Coming Back: […]