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Room 220: Susan Larson Talks NOLA Lit

From Press Street's Room 220

Susan Larson has established herself as the most visible individual guide to literary New Orleans. A new edition of her compendium, The Booklover’s Guide to New Orleans, has just been released, offering updates to its takes on New Orleans literary history, its resource lists, reading lists, and writer recommendations. It’s a guide for both local bibliophiles and the visiting tourist who may have an inkling that there’s more to New Orleans’ literary history than a Tennessee Williams play.

Room 220: NOLA Celebrates Bloomsday with Marathon Reading of Ulysses

Press Street's Room 220

Join a bevy of local writers and James Joyce enthusiasts as New Orleans celebrates Bloomsday with a marathon reading of Ulysses beginning at 2 p.m. this Sunday, June 16, at the Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.). 

Star Lit

Tennessee Williams Fest Underway, Susan Larson Talks Lit in Louisiana

For five days, writers and would be writers make pilgrimage and descend upon New Orleans in the name of one of the greats, Tennessee Williams. The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival—named for one of New Orleans most illustrious transplants—in its 27th year, has evolved into a celebration of the literary, theatrical, and musical. But, the five-day festival is, after all, still a literary one and despite other distractions, the written word remains the raison d’etre. 

On the Absent Pulitzer

Room 220: An Interview witn Susan Larson

As chairperson of the jury that nominates finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, Susan Larson was in a unique position to observe the notable omission of a prize in the category this year. Room 220 caught up with the local literary maven to talk about the Pulitzer committee's non-decision, and the Pulitzer process.

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