The Atlantic

New Orleans Book Festival Opening Night with The Atlantic March 14, 2024, 5-7 p.m.

Embark on a literary odyssey in partnership with The Atlantic at the New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University!

Join us for the opening session on Thursday, March 14, where The Atlantic will unveil an exciting new editorial initiative focused on the greatest novels of the last 100 years. This marks the beginning of a dynamic partnership with The Atlantic as a national media partner of the festival, as we delve into the process of selecting these timeless masterpieces and explore their profound impact on culture and society.

Engage in captivating discussions featuring author and festival co-chair Walter Isaacson in conversation with The Atlantic’s edtor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg, along with insightful conversations featuring The Atlantic editors, staff writers, and acclaimed authors. 

The Atlantic Conversations | March 14, 2024 | 5-7 p.m. (doors at 4 p.m.) | McAlister Auditorium

  • A Conversation with Walter Isaacson and Jeffrey Goldberg
  • The Great American Novels with The Atlantic staff: Jane Kim, deputy editor; Ellen Cushing, projects editor; Clint Smith, staff writer and moderated by contributing writer Jemele Hill. 
  • Open Minds: Protecting the Freedom to Read and Learn with Jesmyn Ward, author, Salvage the Bones and professor of English at Tulane University and moderated by The Atlantic contributing writer Jemele Hill.

The opening session is free and open to the public and does not require tickets. Seating is available first come, first served. Attendees can register for the festival here and receive a free tote bag. 

Please note: Location has changed from Dixon Hall to McAlister Auditorium!