LSU Press is receiving the honor on its 75th anniversary
and for its record of volumes related to Louisiana’s heritage. Editor Mary Katherine
Callaway will accept the award. Since 1935, LSU Press has worked to preserve
the culture and history of Louisiana by publishing books that educate and
enlighten readers. From Local Government in Louisiana by R.L. Carleton in
1937 to George Lowry’s classic Louisiana Birds in 1958; from Marsh Mission by C.C. Lockwood and Rhea Gary in 2005 to Archaeology of Louisiana, edited by
Mark A. Rees in 2010, the LSU Press continues to strive to publish books that
Foundation for Historical Louisiana’s 34th annual
Preservation Awards Dinner
WHEN: Thursday, July 22. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner
and program at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette St.
TICKETS: $75 for FHL members; $85 for guests. For reservations, call (225)
387-2464 or visit http://www.fhl.org.
DETAILS: Writer, historian and preservationist Leo Honeycutt will serve as
master of ceremonies for the cocktail-attire event.
As part of the First Year Summer Reading Program at Loyola University New Orleans, all first-year students will receive a copy of John Kennedy Toole’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “A Confederacy of Dunces,” published by Louisiana State University Press. Students will receive the book either by mail or during upcoming orientation sessions.
Fred Chappell, author of dozens of collections of poetry, most recently Shadow Box, has received the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities. The award is North Carolina's highest honor in the field of humanities. Read the article linked below for more information. Congratulations, Fred!