20 Years After Katrina: Tracing the Storm’s Impact on American Culture & Society
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina saw an explosion of texts that processed the storm. Works of fiction (novels, graphic novels, poetry, movies, tv shows) as well as a slew of memoirs, literary non-fiction books, documentaries, and songs surfaced to sift through the emotional rubble left in Katrina’s wake. Our 2015 collection, 10 Years After Katrina, was an attempt to critically process these artistic renderings of the storm’s effect on American culture. In the past ten years, it seems as if the storm of Katrina texts has … abated. Only a smattering of books have surfaced after 2015—a novel, The Lost Book of Adana Moreau (2020), Katrina: a History (2020), a memoir, The Yellow House (2019).