Quinlan honored as ‘Star of the South’

LSU Press author, Kieran Quinlan, is one of 12 Irish-Americans named as one of the "Stars of the South" by Irish America Magazine.  The award, which recognizes the best and brightest Irish-Americans in the Southern United States, was presented October 27th at the Commerce Club in Atlanta, GA.

Quinlan, who was born in Dublin, teaches in the UAB Department of English, specializing in modern American and Irish literarture with a special emphasis on writers from the American South.  He has published three books, including Strange Kin: Ireland and the American South, John Crowe Ransom’s Secular Faith, and Walker Percy, The Last Catholic Novelist.