Monday, April 09, 2007

What is Moira Crone reading?

Moira Crone is the author of four books of fiction, most recently the novel-in-stories What Gets Into Us.

Last month I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
I am reading the first truly comprehensive anthology of New Orleans voices addressing the experience of the storm for individuals and artists, of which I am one. There have been many books of essays about what New Orleans was before the storm, and many journalistic accounts of the devastation and its many political causes and consequences. But this book is something new: a compendium of thoughtful voices (over eighty different ones here, and many photographers.) that speaks to what was lived and what has come after, and what could come after.
Read on to find out more about this collection.

Moira Crone lives in New Orleans. Her stories have appeared in New Stories From the South on five occasions, and in magazines such as The New Yorker, Mademoiselle, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, and many others.

Visit Crone's website, and read her Beliefnet essay on "Hurricane Katrina, being a refugee, and keeping our hearts open to those in need."

--Marshal Zeringue