THIBODAUX â€“ Nicholls State University alumnus Ken Wells, author of the novel â€œCrawfish Mountain,â€ scheduled for release by Random House on Oct. 23, will be on campus at 9:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Nicholls bookstore to sign copies of his book before leaving on a promotional tour that will take him to several states and New Orleans.
According to Publisherâ€™s Weekly, the 384-page novel, which sells for $24.95, is â€œentertainingâ€ and has a plot with â€œmany wild turnsâ€ and â€œa feel-good ending.â€ Random House calls it â€œa rollicking, hilarious tale of corporate corruption and political shenanigans set in Louisianaâ€™s embattled wetlands.â€ Wells says his goal was â€œto tell a fun story about a serious subject, the decimation of Louisianaâ€™s wetlands.â€
He is a senior editor of Conde Nast Portfolio, a new monthly magazine with a business orientation. Before joining the sister publication of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker last year, Wells was editor-in-chief of Wall Street Journal Books and, earlier, a Page One editor of the Journal.
Wells will talk about his latest of four novels and a non-fiction Katrina book, which Yale University Press will publ