Ken Wells / journalist / novelist / storyteller










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


Novels, narrative non-fiction and anthologies




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     Lovin' Louisiana!

     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.


     *George Rodrigue and Swamp Dog #1


      *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!




  *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.


 *The Maine thing...