The 2021 New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will now take place in-person, Oct. 21-23, on Tulane’s uptown campus.

The 2021 New Orleans Guide Pageant at Tulane College, a new big literary occasion for the Crescent Town, will attribute a three-working day (October 21-23), in-human being literary celebration showcasing more than 100 nationwide, regional and neighborhood authors, which include some of the nation’s most beloved bestsellers.


The 2021 New Orleans E book Competition at Tulane College will kick off its inaugural weekend, October 21-23, with a a few-working day, in-person literary celebration that includes much more than 100 nationwide, regional and neighborhood authors, which includes some of the nation’s most beloved bestsellers.

The competition is cost-free and open to the public. On the other hand, there will be keynote creator sessions where tickets are needed. Ticket information for the keynote functions will be produced at a afterwards day.

A new major literary function for the Crescent Metropolis, whose debut was postponed past calendar year by the pandemic, the competition will feature panel conversations, moderated conversations, keynote lectures, ebook fairs, spouse and children programming and workshops. Every single day will include at minimum one particular major plenary session, which will characteristic a foremost author. The occasion will also supply a discussion board for media outlets, authors and readers to network and collaborate in just one of the world’s most vivid and culturally diverse metropolitan areas.

“An critical aspect of put up-pandemic lifetime at Tulane College will be welcoming the neighborhood back again onto campus for significant cultural situations these as the New Orleans E book Festival.”

– President Michael Fitts

Authors appearing at the 2021 pageant involve (in alphabetical purchase) Thomas Adams, Iñaki Alday, Tarriona “Tank” Ball, John Barry, Jason Berry, Roy Blount, Jr., Douglas Brinkley, David Brooks, Barri Bronston, William Brumfield, Mika Brzezinski, Richard Campanella, James Carville, Karen Cox, Jarvis DeBerry, Brian DeMare, Jennifer Doudna, Jeff Duncan, Charles Figley, James Gill, Gary Ginsberg, Malcolm Gladwell, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Annette Gordon-Reed, Roberta Brandes Gratz, John Grisham, Kelly Harris, Yuri Herrera, Arlie Hochschild, Andy Horowitz, Howard Hunter, Walter Isaacson, T.R. Johnson, Margarita Jover, Mitch Landrieu, Kris Lane, Kiese Laymon, Nancy Lemann, Nick Lemann, Michael Lewis, Robert Livingston, Mary Matalin, Common Stanley McChrystal, Cappy McGarr, Admiral Monthly bill McRaven, Jon Meacham, Marc Morial, Eric Motley, Peter S. Onuf, Tom Piazza, Lawrence N. Powell, Nathaniel Abundant, Sandy Rosenthal, Joshua D. Rothman, David Rubenstein, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Matt Sakakeeny, Tom Sancton, Joe Scarborough, Bakari Sellers, Katy Simpson Smith, Anne Snyder, Michael Tisserand, Sheba Turk, Mark VanLandingham, Kim Vaz-Deville, Darren Walker, David Weill, MD, and Curtis Wilkie.

All situations will take position on Tulane’s uptown campus, which includes The Commons, Lavin-Bernick Centre for University Existence, McAlister Auditorium, Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel, Dixon Hall, Goldring/Woldenberg Business Elaborate and the Berger Family members Lawn.

“An critical part of publish-pandemic daily life at Tulane University will be welcoming the group back onto campus for major cultural events this kind of as the New Orleans Book Pageant,” Tulane President Michael Fitts reported. “We are thrilled to host these kinds of an remarkable record of nationally acclaimed authors, quite a few of whom are customers of the Tulane and New Orleans neighborhood. It is an equal enjoyment to welcome young children and their family members to campus for special programming built just for our youngest audience.” 

Family members Working day at the Competition, which will just take place on Saturday, Oct 23, will concentrate on literacy development and aspect readings and distinctive literary-themed activities for the small children of New Orleans and their families. Household Day is a partnership with the Metropolis of New Orleans’ Business of Youth and Family members and the Scholastic Company, a worldwide children’s publishing, education and media company.

The festival will interact with academics and college companies, as well as literacy, child advocacy and town companions, to persuade attendance and participation with the occasion. Far more facts about family members working day and the children’s creator line-up will be announced at a afterwards date.

The pageant co-chairs are former New Orleans First Lady Cheryl Landrieu and Walter Isaacson, the Leonard A. Lauder Professor of American Heritage and Values in Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts and bestselling writer. Landrieu is the co-founder of the New Orleans Ebook Festival and has a very long history of supporting strategic neighborhood initiatives in New Orleans, most not long ago centered on literacy and advocacy for the progression of females and women.

Isaacson is the previous CEO of the Aspen Institute, where by he is now a Distinguished Fellow, and the previous chairman of CNN and previous editor of TIME journal. He is currently an advisory husband or wife at Perella Weinberg, a money products and services business dependent in New York Metropolis.  

“The New Orleans Book Festival began in 2010 as a free of charge literary event for households in New Orleans,” mentioned Landrieu. “After a disappointing cancellation of the celebration in 2020, we are energized to grow in partnership with Tulane College to produce a weekend of gatherings showcasing notable countrywide and nearby writers and journalists. The Metropolis of New Orleans has a solid literary background, and this festival seeks to continue and mature the literary neighborhood in our region. The partnership with Tulane will also make participation of a excellent selection of proficient writers from the Tulane neighborhood and interest from Tulane college students. The New Orleans Ebook Festival will present anything to audience of all ages and backgrounds and offer an option for all customers of our community to come together in excess of a shared adore of looking at.”

“We are very thrilled to convey The New Orleans Ebook Competition at Tulane College to our great city for a three-working day celebration of literacy and society from some of the most notable community, regional and finest-marketing authors,” claimed Isaacson. “We have a magnificent and numerous lineup of authors from a wide array of genres and disciplines. Although we could not host our 2020 party, we are pleased that most authors are back again for 2021. We hope to draw in and captivate e book fanatics of all ages from all about and make our festival one of the nation’s leading literary destinations.” 

Tulane’s personal faculty have authored very best-advertising novels, histories, biographies and other performs on topics ranging from jazz audio, the geography of New Orleans, children’s books, organic disasters, epidemics and the long term of gene enhancing.

Additional authors for the e-book pageant will be announced in the coming months.

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