The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, Inc. and the Louisiana State Museum will host a reception honoring authors of four special new books: Best of LSU Fiction, published by The Southern Review and edited by Alexius Nolde and Judy Kahn; An Unfinished Score, published by Unbridled Books and authored by Louisiana native Elise Blackwell, whose previous novel, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish, was a hit, especially with Louisianians; Abducted by Circumstance by well known LSU professor David Madden, winner of the Robert Penn Warren Award for previous work; and Madame Vieux Carre: The French Quarter in the 20th Century by Scott Ellis, published recently by the University Press of Mississippi, an excellent look at the modern history of the Vieux Carre by a man who, although he no longer lives here, obviously still is fascinated by the Quarter.
All of these books are recommended for your libraries by the Faulkner Society. To learn more about each of these authors and their books, visit our web site, www.wordsandmusic.org. Links to their books will be found in the Save the Date Column under April 18th.
The event will take place Sunday, April 18th from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Cabildo, Jackson Square, New Orleans. Free and open to the public, the event includes food and wine. RSVP please to: Faulkhouse@aol.com.
Meet The Authors, May 9, 2010
The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, Inc. and the Louisiana State Museum will host a reception Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Barry Gifford’s international bestseller Wild at Heart and the film adaptation by director David Lynch, which won the Cannes Palme d’Or, all of Gifford’s works encompassing the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, “the Romeo and Juliet of the South” are published in a special collector’s volume: Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels. The seven novels and novellas included are: Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango (also made into a feature film), Sailor’s Holiday, Sultans of Africa, Consuelo’s Kiss, Bad Day for the Leopard Man, and The Imagination of the Heart.
The event will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 9 from 1:30 to 4:30 p. m. at the Cabildo, Jackson Square Free to the public, food and wine included. Advance reservations requested Faulkhouse@aol.com.
Joining Gifford as an honoree at this event will be C. Robert Holloway, who was was a short list finalist for his novella, Wretched Excess, a series of nine linked short stories, in the 2009 Faulkner – Wisdom Competition. The book has been published and may be ordered through Faulkner House Books, (504) 586-1609. Responses to the book are all great. For instance:
What a fun two days you gave me reading Wretched Excess. You are a terrific writer. Such sharply defined characters. Such a command of the language. Wonderful stories. Wonderful settings. Congratulations! I loved it!
—Roger Young, Film-TV Director (Jesus; Solomon; Rome; Geronimo; and Doublecross)
C. Robert, as he prefers to be called, has worked as a designer in films, TV, Commercials, Music Videos, Opera and Theatre. His production design for Two Soldiers, the documentary film based on a Faulkner short story, is credited for helping it win the 2004 Academy Award for best short film.
Our May 9th Meet the Author event also will introduce New Orleans singer, performance artist, visual artist, and teacher Tracey Tangerine in her new role as author. Tracey’s first novel, Buddy Zooka, is a story of romance, environmental awakening, rebirth of a great American city, New Orleans. Tracey is arranging for music and other performance art to celebrate her debut in the literary community at our event.
Books may be reserved in advance with credit cards in through Faulkner House Books, (504) 524-2940. If you are unable to attend but would like signed copies, Faulkner House Books will get signed copies for you and mail them to you or you may elect to pick them up at the bookstore, 624 Pirate’s Alley. Call the bookstore in advance for reserving signed copies.
Contact Faulkhouse@aol.com with questions. We look forward to seeing you at these events.