Featuring well known New Orleans poet, translator, and fiction writer, James Nolan, author of the new
novel Higher Ground, a novel of noir humor set in New Orleans and being published concurrent with Words & Music
recently published a collection of short fiction entitled Perpetual Care.
He has been a Writer-in-Residence at Tulane University and currently he directs the Loyola Writing Institute at Loyola University in New Orleans.
, a New Orleans native, translates from Spanish to English and has translated works of such well known Spanish-speaking poets as Pablo Neruda and he
writes in Spanish for Spanish literary journals.
will speak about the unique elements of the humor of New Orleanians.
Introduced by Roy Blount, Jr., author of his new Alphabetter Juice and Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans, this session will featurePulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler, author of the new novel, A Small Hotel, set largely in the French Quarter of New Orleans; Robert HIcks, New York Times bestselling author of A Separate Country, set in New Orleans just after the Civil War; Randy Fertel, author of The Gorilla Man & The Empress of Steak, a New Orleans Family Memoir which spans several decades ofCrescent City sights, sounds, tastes, and eccentric behavior; and James Nolan
, Author of Higher Ground, a comic noir novel set in post-Katrina New Orleans.