THE NEW ORLEANS BOOK FESTIVAL AT TULANE

See which day to catch your favorite author.

All Book Fest events are free and open to the public with the exception of our daily keynotes which include Michael Lewis + Sean Tuohy, John Grisham, and Malcolm Gladwell.

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Thursday

Time
Speaker
Location
5:00 - 6:00pm
Michael Lewis + Sean Tuohy
McAlister Auditorium
6:00 - 7:00pm
John Grisham - Moderated by Michael Lewis
McAlister Auditorium

Friday

Time
Speakers
Additional Details
Location
9:00 - 10:00am
Eric Motley
Moderated by Dean Brian Edwards
LBC - United Airlines Mezzanine
10:00 - 11:00am
Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf
What We Really Think About Thomas Jefferson -
Moderated by Eddie Glaude
A.B. Freeman School of Business - Atrium
10:00 - 11:00am
Yigit Akin, Karissa Haugeberg, and Kris Lane
From the Local to the Global: Writing History from Tulane University - Moderated by Brian DeMare
LBC - 201 Race
11:00am - 12:00pm
Valerie Jarrett
Moderated by Darren Walker
LBC - Kendall Cram
11:15am - 12:15pm
Ladee Hubbard and T.R. Johnson
The Future of New Orleans Literary Stewardship -
Intro by Rebecca Snedeker
A.B. Freeman School of Business - Atrium
11:15am - 12:15pm
Justin Devillier
The New Orleans Kitchen - Food Demo
Commons - Chef's Table
11:15am - 12:15pm
Anne Snyder
Humility, Hospitality, and Love - Moderated by Eric Motley
LBC - 201 Race
12:00 - 1:00pm
C. Morgan Babst and Katy Simpson Smith
Fridays at Newcomb - Literary Fiction Today
Commons - Diboll Gallery
12:30 - 1:30pm
Malcom Gladwell
Moderated by Michael Lynton - McAlister
12:30 - 1:30pm
Alon Shaya
An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel - Food Demo
Commons - Chef's Table
1:45 - 2:45pm
Darren Walker
Transformative Philanthropy - Moderated by Mitch Landrieu
A.B. Freeman School of Business - Atrium
1:45 - 2:45pm
Steven Levy
Facebook: The Inside Story - Moderated by Jerry Dicolo
Commons - Diboll
1:45 - 2:45pm
Ladee Hubbard, C. Morgan Babst, Maurice Carlos Ruffin,
and Lisa Howorth
Fiction Today - Moderated by Nancy Lemann
LBC - United Airlines Mezzanine
1:45 - 2:45pm
Susan Langenhennig, Danielle Del Sol, and Chris Grainger
Building on the Past: Saving Historic New Orleans
LBC - Race 201
3:00 - 4:00pm
Mary Matalin and Donna Brazile
How We Save American Democracy
LBC - Kendall Cram
3:00 - 4:00pm
Eddie Glaude
Moderated by Emily Bernard
A.B. Freeman School of Business - Atrium
3:00 - 4:00pm
Peter Ricchiuti
Stocks Under Rocks
LBC - 201 Race
3:00 - 4:00pm
Jason Berry
City of a Million Dreams - Documentary Viewing included
LBC - 202 Rechler
3:15 - 3:45pm
Beau Boudreaux
A Poetry Reading
LBC - United Airlines Mezzanine
4:00 - 6:00pm
Yuri Herrara
Layers of Fiction - Discussion from 4-5, Reception from 5-6
Latin American Library
4:15 - 5:15pm
Tom Piazza, John Barry, Liz Williams, Rebecca Snedeker,
and Kalamu Salaam
One Book One New Orleans - Moderated by Megan Holt - In partnership with YLC
Commons - Diboll Gallery
4:15 - 5:15pm
General Stanley McChrystal
Moderated by Charles Goodyear
LBC - Kendall Cram
4:15 - 5:15pm
Sister Helen Prejean and Jason Hardy
Social Justice Reform: Where Are We Now?
-Moderated by Jason Williams
A.B. Freeman School of Business - Atrium
4:15 - 5:15pm
Iñaki Alday, Margarita Jover, Carol McMichael Reese,
and Richard Campenella
Architects’ Views of New Orleans from the Ground Up
LBC - 201 Race
5:30 - 6:30pm
Erik Larson
A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Dixon Hall

Saturday

Time
Speakers
Additional Details
Location
10:00 - 11:00am
Walter Isaacson
Great Lessons of Leadership
Commons - Diboll Gallery
10:00 - 11:00am
Sarah M. Broom
New Orleans Book Festival Book Club Discussion -
Moderated by Sheba Turk
11:15 - 12:15am
Samantha Power
Education of an Idealist - Moderated by Mitch Landrieu
LBC - Qatar
11:15 - 12:15am
Kiese Laymon and Emily Bernard
Growing up Black in the South - Moderated by Eric Motley
A.B. Freeman School of Business - Atrium
11:15am - 12:15pm
Poppy Tooker with Vinsantos Defonte, Debbie With A D,
Lana O’Day and Laveau Contraire
Drag Queen Brunch
Commons - Chef's Table
11:15am - 12:15pm
Jerry Mitchell
How Do you Solve Decades-Old Murders -
Moderated by Jason Berry
Commons - Diboll Gallery
11:15am - 12:15pm
Jane Wolfe and Scott Wolfe
Melba's Minute: How One Business Connectswith the Community - Moderated by Peter Ricchiuti
LBC - United Airlines Mezzanine
11:15am - 12:15pm
Matt Sakakeeny, Thomas Adams, and Tom Piazza
Writing about NOLA and its Culture - Moderated by Melissa Weber
LBC - 201 Race
12:30 - 1:00pm
Sheba Turk and Chris Yandle
Empowering the Youth
Hyatt New Orleans Regency Festival Tent
12:30 - 1:30pm
Sarah M. Broom - National Book Award Winner
Moderated by Kiese Laymon
LBC - Kendall Cram
12:30 - 1:30pm
Nick Lemann and Evan Thomas
America's Story: Why Historians Can't Agree
A.B. Freeman School of Business - Atrium
12:30 - 1:30pm
Molly Kimball
Eat Fit NOLA - Food Demo
Commons - Chef's Table
12:30 - 1:30pm
Michael Tisserand, Mark VanLandingham,
and Roberta Brandes Gratz
Rebuilding, Resilience, or Retreat?
LBC - United Airlines Mezzanine
12:30 - 1:30pm
William Brumfield
Photographing the Russian North
LBC - 202 Rechler
1:45 - 2:45pm
Megan Scott and John Becker
The Joy of Cooking - Moderated by Poppy Tooker for Steppin' Out
LBC - 1834 Club
1:45 - 2:45pm
Marc Morial and Tim Francis
Growing up in New Orleans in the 60s - Intro by Sybil Morial
LBC- Qatar
1:45 - 2:45pm
David Brooks
A.B. Freeman School of Business - Atrium
1:45 - 2:45pm
Jean Case
Be Fearless - Moderated by Tania Tetlow
LBC - 201 Race
1:45 - 2:45pm
Nathanial Rich
Moderated by Andy Horowitz
LBC - 202 Rechler
1:45 - 2:45pm
Roy Blount Jr., Jill Conner Browne, and Judy Conner
Southern Humor - Moderated by Mike Strecker
LBC - United Airlines Mezzanine
3:00 - 4:00pm
James Carville and Mitch Landrieu
Whither the Democrats - Intro by Henry Walther
LBC - Kendall Cram
3:00 - 4:00pm
Steve Case - NOEW Preview
Moderated by Rob Lalka
A.B. Freeman School of Business - Atrium
3:00 - 4:00pm
Marc Morial
The Gumbo Coalition: Uniting Voices & Creating Meaningful Change - Moderated by Mark Hoffman
Commons - Diboll Gallery
3:00 - 4:00pm
Lawrence N. Powell, Kim Vaz-Deville, Tom Piazza,
and Michael Tisserand
Multicultural Gumbo - Moderated by Nick Lemann
LBC - United Airlines Mezzanine
3:00 - 4:00pm
Emma Fick, Rebecca Snedeker, Stephanie Carter,
and Richard Campanella
Visual New Orleans: How Our City Becomes Art
LBC - 202 Rechler
3:00 - 4:00pm
Gabriela Aleman, Rodrigo Fuentes, and Yuri Herrara
Talking Shop, Latin American Writers on the Creative Process - Moderated by Christopher Louis Romaguera
LBC - 201 Race
4:15 - 5:15pm
Dave Eggers
A Conversation with 826neworleans - Moderated by Anne Gisleson
LBC - Qatar
4:15 - 5:15pm
Susan Rice
Mistakes I Made and Didn't Make - Moderated by David Brooks
Dixon Hall
4:15 - 5:15pm
Cheryl Gerber, Cherice Nelson, and Kathy Finn
Cherchez La Femme: New Orleans Women
LBC - 202 Rechler
5:15 - 6:00pm
Festival Finale
Celebration with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
and Special Guests
Berger Family Lawn