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LSU Press Books and Authors Garner Awards in 2012
Baton Rouge, LA—This year several LSU Press books and authors have already been acknowledged for outstanding contributions to their fields. These awards reinforce LSU Press’s commitment to excellence and their contributions to Louisiana State University’s 2020 flagship agenda.
CIVIL WAR STUDIES
- Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia, by Brian D. McKnight, won the Tennessee Book History Award, offered by the Tennessee Library Association.
LANDSCAPE HISTORY / NEW ORLEANS
- Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans, by Lake Douglas, won the F. Kemper and Leila Williams Prize, presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association (LHA).
- Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Barry Goldwater, and the Ad That Changed American Politics, by Robert Mann, received an Honorable Mention in the Media and Cultural Studies category from the Prose Awards, sponsored by the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.
- Poet Marilyn Nelson was awarded the Robert Frost Medal by the Poetry Society of America for her “distinguished lifetime service to American poetry.” LSU Press has published several of Nelson’s collections including The Cachoeira Tales and Other Poems, The Fields of Praise, and The Homeplace. Nelson’s latest work, Faster Than Light: New and Selected Poems, 1996–2011, is forthcoming from LSU Press in the fall of 2012.
- Talking about Movies with Jesus, a collection by poet David Kirby, won the Silver medal in the Florida Book Awards Poetry category, coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries.
- The Swing Girl, by LSU Press author Katherine Soniat, received the Oscar Arnold Young Award, presented by the Poetry Council of North Carolina.
- The Allstons of Chicora Wood: Wealth, Honor, and Gentility in the South Carolina Lowcountry, by William K. Scarborough, was a finalist for the George C. Rogers Jr. Award, presented annually by South Carolina Historical Society.
For more information about these books, visit lsupress.org.