Ken Wells / journalist / novelist / storyteller










'Ken Wells is the Cajun Carl Hiaasen'--Tom Wolfe


Novels, narrative non-fiction and anthologies





      *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!





      *Coming in 2017 from Ken and W.W. Norton Publishers ...a social and cultural history of gumbo. Ken expects to spend much of this year on the gumbo highway as he weaves elements of food memoir, 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.



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