Humberto Fontova



Humberto Fontova was born in Havana, Cuba and grew up in New Orleans. He holds an MA from Tulane University and is a weekly columnist and the author of six books. His books on the Cuban revolution have been translated worldwide and presented on Capitol Hill and made him Fox News’s “go-to guy” on Cuba. His book Helldiver’s Rodeo made him a regular on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect and was recently optioned for film rights. 


3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room F
Book Talk
Crazy on the Bayou: Five Seasons of Louisiana Hunting, Fishing, and Feasting

4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Crazy on the Bayou: Five Seasons of Louisiana Hunting, Fishing, and Feasting

You say grilling and eating a giant rat you killed yourself is uncouth? Between slaying nutria for a Mardi Gras celebration, lying in wait for mallards in Venice, or fighting off a wild hog, these Cajun boys know their way around Louisiana's bayous.

For these Louisiana hunters, the swamp really is a sportsman's paradise. This cast of Cajun characters lampoons not just the city dwellers who venture into the swamp seeking a duck-hunting adventure like they've seen on TV, but also themselves and the other Louisiana residents they encounter, ensuring that this laugh-out-loud book will have something for everyone, including some delectable recipes!

Crazy on the Bayou features:

  • A funny, fictional cast of wild and crazy characters
  • A humorous look at the "reality TV capital"
  • Funny tips on skinning and cooking duck
  • Advice on what to hunt during winter in the swamps
  • The ins and outs of freshwater/saltwater fishing
  • Volunteer

    Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

    Read More


    Follow on Twitter

    We are social
    Quick Email