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Books That Take Place In New Orleans NEW!



New Orleans is featured in a number of works of fiction. This article in an ongoing effort to list the books, movies, television shows, and comics that are set or filmed, in whole or part, in New Orleans.




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A twenty-year veteran of New Orleans (and an immigrant from Transylvania, incidentally the same place my great-grandfather and some assorted other relatives hailed from), Andrei Codrescu uses his essays to take us right to the heart of New Orleans.


There are a lot of reasons for this, I think: first, Katrina thrust New Orleans into the national spotlight, meaning those books were likely to win awards and press that meant they were easier to find when I started doing my research into the best books about New Orleans.


I did not know there were so many books about New Orleans. That is such a huge list and I would definitely love to visit New Orleans to follow in the footsteps of many famous authors. Never knew about Truman or Faulkner and it is interesting to know that about New Orleans.


It was interesting to learn that William Faulkner lived in New Orleans for less than a year yet natives claim him as one of their own. I love how his former home was repurposed to a bookstore! I recently started purchasing books while traveling as souvenirs so will definitely keep this post in mind when I travel to New Orleans.


Faulkner bookstore is my all time fave n NOLA. Plus I get great info on all new places to eat from owner. Bought a book of poems there years ago. Was driving back to Tx when NPR had a reading from the book. I almost drove off I-10. About being caught n rain on Royal. Ducking into ur bookstore and finding book of poems. Just a typical NOLA story. ?


Never enough vampire books in New Orleans, right? The Gilda Stories is speculative fiction that takes place over 200 years in a variety of locations, starting at a brothel in New Orleans in 1850. Gilda is the badass queer black vampire superhero we all need.


Small town obsessed, big city girl. Overcaffeinated weekend escapist. Bookworm on a mission to see cute indie bookstores in all 50 states by 2024. I plant weekly travel stories on Passport To Eden and I'm so excited that you're visiting (*reaches out for a giant bear hug*). Welcome to my garden!


Having been born and grown up in other sediment-rich estuary cities and lived in several entrancing metropolises since, I know well the impossibility of ever fully knowing a place, especially one as charismatic, complex, and contested as New Orleans. Still, these books offer different windows, into, for me, the most interesting city, the most American and the least American city in America.


.css-rj2jmfheight:1em;width:1.5em;margin-right:3px;vertical-align:baseline;fill:#866D50;Without hesitation, Dove chose the nowhere road. For that was the only place, in his heart of hearts, that he really wanted to go.


The book festival will take place, March 10-12, 2022, on Tulane's uptown campus. The three-day event is free and open to the public. Click here to view the complete book festival author lineup and schedule.


New Orleans native Anne Rice has left her mark upon New Orleans culture, almost shifting the attraction of the city to that of a darkened and romanticized city existing within the pages of her books since 1976. Her indelible impression upon New Orleans cannot be ignored, from the pages of her books to the scenes of major motion pictures, as evidence remains of her vampire and witch world on the streets of a city that time forgot. Here is a list of fan-favorite landmarks from the Anne Rice books and movies that were set and filmed in the city she so dearly loved.


New Orleans is one of the older modern cities in the United States - by that I mean cities "established" after colonization - giving it more history than most in the country. With its rich history, it's a great setting for books whether they're contemporary fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, romance, mysteries or any other genre. There are even plenty of incredible historical figures to base books off of, like you'll find with Jewell Parker Rhodes' books on this list!


Told in vignettes, Gilda is eventually turned into a vampire as well and ultimately leaves. Different vignettes take place in different cities during different times through the 2050s, and explore "blackness, radical ecology, re-definitions of family, and...the erotic potential of the vampire story." Gomez won two Lambda Literary Awards for The Gilda Stories.


The highly anticipated debut of the inaugural 2022 New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will take place on the uptown campus, on March 10-12, and will feature 130 national, regional, and local authors. The festival is free and open to the public.


Another brief performance scene takes place at the Capitol Theatre in Macon, Georgia. That one, however, was really filmed at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans -- the same place where the film made its local premiere at the 2018 New Orleans Film Festival.


After that disheartening moment on the road, Tony and Doc ended up at a dive bar called the Orange Bird where they commiserate -- and then shake it all off and cut loose, as Doc takes to the stage in one of the film's more memorable and joyous moments.


When they get to Louisville, the highbrow Doc is dismayed to find that he must stay in a pedestrian, "colored-only" motel called the Carver Courts while Tony stays in a nicer place down the street. The on-screen version of the Carver Courts was actually the throwback Aloha Motel on Airline Drive in Metairie -- a motel also used as a location for the 2017 "X-Men" spinoff "Logan."


Other places in Amite that appear in the movie include Sullivan's on First Street, which stood in for a Mississippi hamburger stand; the old Amite Jail on Oak Street, which stood in for the Mayersville Police Station; and East Bell Road, which is where police pull over Doc and Tony in a driving rain storm.


"Green Book" takes its title from "The Negro Motorist Green Book," a guide published annually from 1936 to 1966 that provided a list of black-friendly businesses -- hotels, restaurants, service stations and the like -- for African-American travelers.


"What better place than New Orleans to pig out?," he said. "I ate everything and extra helpings and desert. It's a lot harder taking that weight off, I'll tell you that, but it was fun putting it on."


The Cafferty and Quinn series takes place right in the heart of New Orleans and features an antique shop that collects unique artifacts and objects. Each book offers a wonderful mystery, a little history and unique characters. She also offers other books with her Flynn Brothers series and Harrison Investigation series.


I really love Ashes in the Wind, and Christine Feehan has a couple books that take place in New Orleans as well, and I believe Sherrilyn Kenyon has books that take place in New Orleans as well. Definitely going to add a few of these to my wishlist, I just love reading stories that take place in this city. So much rich culture and myths that authors can work with.


The Garden District Book Shop is thrilled to announce that author Jamila Minnicks' will be at the shop to celebrate the release of her debut novel Moonrise Over New Jessup. Winner of the 2021 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Moonrise Over New Jessup is an enchanting and thought-provoking debut about a Black woman doing whatever it takes to protect all she loves on Alabama soil.


Best place in New Orleans to chat about books and not just any books but rare and extraordinary works of art. The Manger, Peter, shared his time with us about the history and some of the stories behind the FHB.Best regards, Writer, Tennessee Gunns


Family Day at the Festival will take place on Saturday, March 11 on the Berger Family Lawn. Family Day is open and accessible to all children of our community and their families. As part of the Family Day programming, the festival hosts outreach programs, including author visits to local schools. To participate in programming, the festival engages with local partners whose mission includes literacy and family-centered initiatives.


In addition to when you visit, what neighborhood you stay in is also important. To be close to the Mardi Gras parades that roll down St. Charles Avenue, many Uptown and Garden District hotels will place you at the beginning of the routes a bit away from the rowdiness of the French Quarter. From there, most parades wind past some of our favorite hotels in the Warehouse District, all within walking distance of the French Quarter. (Before you go, be sure to download the WDSU Parade Tracker app for iPhone or Android to get a complete list of parade schedules, maps, and live tracking information.) If you do end up needing to use a ride share to get to and from parades, beware of getting boxed in by road closures. Consult this handy guide from nola.com for the best places to get picked up just beyond the parade routes.


Fifty-four percent of educators report having 10 or fewer books per child in their classroom libraries. On average, educators also estimate that less than half (40 percent) of their book selections represent diverse cultures and almost one-third of educators do not consider their book collection to have an adequate representation of diverse cultures (First Book Literacy Rich Environments Survey, 2022).


First Book believes that education is the best way out of poverty for children in need. We provide books and other resources to classrooms and programs serving children in need, from birth to age 18, in order to remove barriers to quality education for all kids.


Imagine that a city grows like a tree, putting on ring after ring at the periphery. This is how the old walled cities of Europe expanded, though with a new-world one like New Orleans, which was born at the natural boundary of the river, the rings are erratic. This map with its fourteen rings shows nearly three centuries of expansion, carefully charted by New Orleans's preeminent geographer/cartographer, Richard Campanella. The map reminds us that when we speak of "New Orleans," we mean many different cities of many sizes and shapes. Into the twentieth century, builders mostly kept to the high ground, but then hope and hubris sent them into the marshy land and the low places that were snatched from water and that water periodically snatches back. Never forget that the fourteen rings here are not the full history of the city: that is yet to be written by storm and erosion, by pumping stations and levees and sea level rise and whatever comes after in a century, in a millennium, in the unfathomable future.


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