Southern Literary Outlooks: New Orleans

The city itself becomes a character in many of the novels and tales penned by those who have given in to its seductive appeal—the music, the food, the history, the architecture, and more. While you can see the dwellings where famous authors lived, most remain private residences occupied by caretakers of the erudite spirit that lived within. Like many other milestones in New Orleans, writing is celebrated with festivals, and two take center stage: the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in March and Happy Birthday, Mr. Faulkner! in September, sponsored by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society.