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Many an author found fertile literary ground in New Orleans

From Faulkner whose house is now a bookstore, to Mark Twain and many, many more, New Orleans inspires

There were plenty of people who found their muse along the Mississippi. In 1879 Victorian author Lafcadio Hearn wrote to a friend: “It is better to be here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.” Tennessee Williams, Charles Bukowski and John Kennedy Toole might agree. Also F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lillian Hellman and Eudora Welty. Great scribes have walked the French Quarter’s narrow streets and whiled away hours in watering holes in search of inspiration. Here’s a list of our literary lions.

  • There were plenty of people who found their muse along the Mississippi. Great scribes have walked the French Quarter’s narrow streets and whiled away hours in watering holes in search of...
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  • New Orleans culture has inspired the writers of many famous books: A Streetcar Named Desire, A Confederacy of Dunces, and Interview with a Vampire. Click here to learn more.
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  • New Orleans is filled with stories. The city’s many bookstores enjoy selling them. There are numerous small independent book shops that love company. You can browse shelves that are...
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  • A host of literary, theater and film festivals draw artists, writers, poets, directors, producers and creatives to share, listen, recite, workshop and present cutting edge work written and performed...
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