NOLA BOOK AND LITERARY NEWS

from Nathan C. Martin and Friends.
Sherman Alexie

Acclaimed short story writer, screenwriter, and novelist Sherman Alexie will read, answer questions, and sign books on Monday, October 24, at 6 p.m. in the Kendall Cram Room of the Lavin-Bernick Center at Tulane University. More info here.

Alexie is the author of 20 books, including The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, which he adapted into the screenplay for the movie Smoke Signals, and has won a plethora of awards, including a Booklist’s Editors Choice Award, a National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, a PEN Faulkner award, and a PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Art of the Short Story. He was named by The New Yorker one of the top writers of the 21st century.

An offhand comedian, orator par-excellence, and possessor of supreme lyrical gifts, Alexie will be a pleasure to hear speak. His visit to New Orleans is thanks to Tulane’s “Writer’s Writer” reading series, which has previously hosted James Salter, Edmund White, and Deborah Eisenberg.

 

 

 

Hand-in-Glove Conference Guide

Hand in Glove Conference Guide
Essay by Amy Mackie, edited by Bob Snead, designed by Erik Keisewetter

This beautiful book, designed and printed by Erik Kiesewetter of Constance for the Hand-in-Glove Conference, includes a guide to all of the conference happenings Oct 17-20, 2013, an informative map of the artist run spaces on and around St. Claude Ave, and an extensive essay by Amy Mackie about the history of self organized contemporary art [...]

Photo by Sophie Lvoff in WE'RE PREGNANT

We’re Pregnant
Words by Nathan Martin. Photography by Akasha Rabut, Sophie T. Lvoff, and Grissel Giuliano.

We’re Pregnant is a chapbook of short fiction by Room 220 editor Nathan C. Martin along with photography by Akasha Rabut, Sophie T. Lvoff, and Grissel Giuliano. The book contains three of Martin’s short stories—which explore in morbid fashion anxieties related to sex, disease, marriage, and childbirth—with images inspired by the stories from each of the photographers.

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The People Is Singular
Poems by Andy Young and Photographs by Salwa Rashad

The People Is Singular, by local poet Andy Young and Egyptian photographer Salwa Rashad, is a personal response to the Egyptian Revolution. Rashad’s vision includes everyday people—Muslims and Christians, young and old, the foregrounded and the peripheral. Her perspective is from inside the events as they unfolded. Andy Young, a New Orleans poet married to [...]

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Curtain Optional
by Brad and Jim Richard

In both poetry and prose, Brad Richard explores the influence of his father’s work on his own, as well as the experience of growing up as the son of an artist while becoming an artist himself. Jim Richard is a professor of painting at the University of New Orleans and has exhibited at the Solomon [...]

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How to Rebuild a City
Edited by Anne Gisleson & Tristan Thompson w/ design and artistic direction by Catherine Burke

Beautifully designed, sometimes fun, always informative, How to Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a work in Progress, is a reflection of the many ways that New Orleanians have realized our way towards recovery, actively and creatively engaging with our communities.

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Bitter Ink
by Brian Zeigler & Raymond “Moose” Jackson

BBoth originally from Detroit, cousins Brian Zeigler and Raymond “Moose” Jackson began collaborating while Brian was harboring Moose in Vermont during Katrina evacuation. While their doodling proclivities may have made them rustbelt exiles from the rest of their autoworker family, together they produce seductive aphorisms of wit and weirdness that provoke, confound and celebrate a [...]