Ken Wells / journalist / novelist / storyteller
'Ken Wells is the Cajun Carl Hiaasen'--Tom Wolfe
Novels, narrative non-fiction and anthologies
Check out Ken's April 2017 US News & World Report essay on why Louisiana's bottom-ranking in the magazine's metrics beauty pageant just doesn't add up.
*Ken's highly praised post-Katrina book, The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous, is now available in an updated paperback edition from Yale University Press.
* Rascal, a Dog and His Boy is now a terrific audio book!
"An expert first novel..."--The New York Times
"Salty and good..."--The New York Times
"A Category 5 thriller..."--The Miami Herald
An expert "comic crime novel."--The Washington Post
"A cracking good animal story..."--The Center for Children's Books
"A terrific collection..."--Publishers Weekly
"Artful storytelling..."--Book List
"A humorous, lively tour..."--Publishers Weekly
"Highly recommended..."--Warren Buffett,
The Oracle of Omaha
"Vivid prose...heartbreaking reporting..."--Publishers Weekly
"A terrific read..."--Publishers Weekly
*In progress from Ken and W.W. Norton Publishers ...a food memoir tied to the social and cultural history of gumbo. Ken has spent much of the past year on the gumbo highway to weave together lively travelogue and deep-dive reporting into a narrative of gumbo's origins and the spread of the Cajuns' and Creoles' chief comfort food around the world.
Watch this space for the publication date.
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