Lolis Eric Elie is a New Orleans born, Los Angeles-based writer who has published in several genres. His television credits include “The Man in the High Castle,” “Treme,” “Bosch,” “Greenleaf” and “The Chi.”
Working with the award-winning director Dawn Logsdon, he co-produced and wrote the PBS documentary “Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans.” His essay “America’s Greatest Hits” is included in Best African American Essays: 2009. A former columnist for The Times-Picayune, Lolis is the author of Treme: Stories and Recipes From the Heart of New Orleans, and Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country; he is also co-producer and writer of “Smokestack Lightning: A Day in the Life of Barbecue,” the documentary based on that book. Lolis is editor of Cornbread Nation 2:The Best of Southern Food Writing. A contributing writer to the Oxford American, he has published work in the Bitter Southerner, Gourmet, The Washington Post, Time, The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Downbeat and The San Francisco Chronicle.
 
Lolis Eric Elie