February 26, 2021
Walter Isaacson, a bestselling biographer, and the Leonard A. Lauder Professor of American History and Values in Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts, will debut his new book – The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race– during a Zoom webinar at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 15. Trivia Frazier, PhD, a Tulane alumna and president and CEO of Obatala, will moderate the discussion. Tulane President Michael A. Fitts will introduce Isaacson and Frazier to the virtual audience. The event is free, but registration is required to participate. Please click here to register. Copies of Isaacson’s book will be released on March 9 and are available for pre-order at Garden District Book Shop and Octavia Books.
February 12, 2021
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announced new dates today for its 2021 festival. The three-day event will now take place in-person, Oct. 21-23, on Tulane’s uptown campus. The top priority of festival organizers is the health and safety of everyone in attendance, as well as the New Orleans community. The 2021 festival will adhere to city, state and national COVID-19 protocols.
December 02, 2020
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University joins JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Commander’s Palace as presenting sponsors for the upcoming New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW). The festival will play a key role in the first-ever IDEApitch Winter Showcase – a free virtual event open to the public. The live broadcast will take place on Thursday, December 10, from 12-2 p.m. at Commander’s Palace. Click here to register for the event.
October 20, 2020
Tulane professor and author Walter Isaacson knew that the world-changing work of biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna was on par with the subjects of his previous books that include biographies of Leonado DaVinci and Steve Jobs. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences underscored this sentiment in a big way last week by awarding the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry to Doudna, the central subject of Isaacson’s new book. Doudna shared the prestigious honor with her colleague, Emmanuelle Charpentier, for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine.
September 10, 2020
Is the current pandemic and destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Laura a case of history repeating itself in Louisiana? These will be the topics when The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University hosts a conversation with notable authors including, Tulane historian Andy Horowitz, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jarvis DeBerry and Sandy Rosenthal, founder of Levees.Org, from 5:30-6:30 CDT on Monday, Sept. 14. Walter Isaacson, best-selling author, Tulane professor and book festival co-chair, will moderate the discussion. The event is free, but registration is required to participate. Please click here to register.
June 22, 2020
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will host ‘Home and Away,’ a virtual discussion between renowned authors Michael Lewis and Walter Isaacson, on Thursday, June 25 at 5 p.m. CDT. The two New Orleans natives will interview each other about their current works during the pandemic, as well as discuss their previous books. The event is free, but registration is required to participate. Please click here to register.
June 15, 2020
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will host a virtual discussion on “Race in America” with a trio of renowned national authors, including Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Kiese Laymon and Cleo Wade, on Wednesday, June 17 at 5 p.m. CDT. Michelle Miller, CBS News national correspondent and co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday,” will moderate the discussion. The event is free, but registration is required to participate. Please click here to register.
May 25, 2020
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University will host a virtual discussion between local television personality and author Sheba Turk, and New York Times bestselling author Sarah M. Broom, winner of the 2019 National Book Award, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. Registration is required to participate in the event. Please click here to register.
April 27, 2020
Tulane University professors, leading thinkers and best-selling authors Walter Isaacson and John Barry will host the first New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University Virtual Discussion at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29.
March 11, 2020
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University has canceled its inaugural event for 2020, citing concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and adherence to university protocol.
March 09, 2020
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announced today the much-anticipated complete lineup for its inaugural event, March 19-21, on Tulane University's uptown campus. It will feature more than 100 renowned and rising authors, including 11 talented and award-winning children’s authors for Family Day at the Festival on Saturday, March 21.
March 09, 2020
Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., has made a gift to Tulane University to establish The Leonard A. Lauder Professor of American History and Values. The inaugural holder of the professorship will be Walter Isaacson, professor of history in the Tulane School of Liberal Arts and co-chair of The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University.
February 10, 2020
The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University announced today it will partner with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and the City of New Orleans’ Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families to bring a group of 15 talented and award-winning children’s authors for the event’s inaugural Family Day at the Festival on Saturday, March 21, 2020.