Rien Fertel

Rien Fertel standing outside in front of greenery
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Rien Fertel is the author of Brown Pelican and three previous books: Drive-By Truckers’ Southern Rock Opera, The One True Barbecue, and Imagining the Creole City. He is currently a Visiting Professor of History at Tulane University, where he teaches class on Mardi Gras, Taylor Swift, and the January 6th Insurrection.