NEVER BEHIND US: GOING TO THE PAST FOR GREAT FICTION

Four novelists with dazzling new books take us back in history for the roots of contemporary dilemmas. Nathaniel Rich draws on New Orleans in 1918 and the construction of the Industrial Canal for King Zeno, Tiffany Quay Tyson plumbs a complicated family legacy in The Past Is Never, Minrose Gwin goes back to Mississippi for Promise, and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton explores four decades of family life in New Orleans for A Kind of Freedom, nominated for a National Book Award. Moderated by novelist Bev Marshall.

  SAT 3/24 1:00 PM

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  Tickets for a single Literary Discussions can be purchased for $10 in the box office (Orleans Room on the mezzanine level of the Hotel Monteleone) on site during the Festival.

Best value is a LITERARY DISCUSSION PASS, which covers all literary discussions Friday-Sunday.

  Hotel Monteleone Queen Anne Ballroom