Year: 2010

Great article about James Lee Burke

"LSU Press resurrected my career," says James Lee Burke. LSU Press published his first book in 13 years with the 1985 short story collection, The Convict.  A year later, after… READ MORE

Ignatius turns 30!

Ignatius, the iconic character from A Confederacy of Dunces, turns 30 this year.  The book was first published by LSU Press in 1980 and went on to win the Pulitzer… READ MORE

The Scary Mason-Dixon Line wins a CLA award!

Congratulations to Trudier Harris, author of The Scary Mason-Dixon Line: African American Writers and the South, for winning the College Language Association's Creative Scholarship Award for 2010!  

In anticipation of Treme

HBO will begin airing a new drama, Treme, on April 11th.  The show is filmed and set in New Orleans and follows the lives of struggling musicians who try to… READ MORE

Ron Smith interviewed about Poetry Out Loud

Ron Smith, author of Moon Road: Poems, 1986-2005, was interviewed recently by Poetry Daily about his involvement with Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest.  Click below to read the entire… READ MORE

In the news: Katrina shooting cover-up

The Times-Picayune is reporting today that former New Orleans police supervisor has pled guilty to federal obstruction for his part in the cover-up of the police shooting of 6 unarmed… READ MORE