Tom Piazza, a longtime resident of New Orleans, is the
author of seven previous works of fiction and nonfiction,
including the widely acclaimed novel My Cold War and the
recent Understanding Jazz. A graduate of the Iowa Writer's
Workshop, he has written for the New York Times, the
Atlantic, the Oxford American, and many other publications.
He is the recipient of a James Michener Fellowship in
Fiction, and he won a Grammy Award for his album notes to
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey.
Books:Devil Sent the Rain, September 2011
City of Refuge, August 2009
Why New Orleans Matters, November 2005