Justin Nobel



Justin Nobel writes about science and culture for publications like Oxford American, Orion, Audubon, Tin House, Nautilus, and Newsweek. His story, The Last Inuit of Quebec, was published in Best American Travel Writing 2011 and a story about fire ants was published in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014. He is at work on a book about a wrongfully convicted New Orleans man, to be published with UNO Press. Justin lives in New Orleans.




11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol, Senate Committee Room A
Book Talk
The Story of Dan Bright

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Story of Dan Bright: Crime, Corruption and Injustice in the Crescent City

On November 18th, 2016 at 6 P.M., the University of New Orleans Press will be holding a launch event for their fall release The Story of Dan Bright. Copies will be available for sale. Justin Nobel and Dan Bright will be in attendance to answer questions.

Praise for The Story of Dan Bright:

“Gritty and raw, Bright’s narrative is as fascinating as it is disturbing for what it reveals about the dark, racist underside of the American justice system. Compelling reading.” –Kirkus

The Story of Dan Bright is a story of exoneration hard-won against a Machiavellian legal system. But it’s also the story of one man’s moral redemption as he looks back on the mistakes he made […] and looks forward to a new way of life, with newfound awareness and appreciation for those on both sides of the legal system fighting injustice every day.” –Foreword


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