Southern Literary Outlooks: New Orleans

Many more writers have temporarily set up shop in the Big Easy, and countless others visited often. A number of them stayed at (and referenced in their work) the Monteleone Hotel and frequented its revolving Carousel Bar & Lounge, including Williams, Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Stephen Ambrose, Rebecca Wells, and Eudora Welty. Galatoire’s, one of the city’s grande dames of dining, remains a favorite lunch spot of scriveners who want to absorb the city’s carefree aura.

For a museum experience, visit the Beauregard-Keyes House at 1113 Chartres Street. Frances Parkinson Keyes, who wrote Dinner at Antoine’s, refurbished the home in the style it was when Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard lived there just after the Civil War.