A letter from Larry Brown

A couple of years before Larry Brown died, I struck up a correspondence with him. After reading and reviewing Billy Ray’s Farm for The Times of Acadiana in Lafayette, I sent the review to Brown at his home outside of Oxford, Mississippi. I was surprised to...

Recent reviews

John Sledge recently gave Angola to Zydeco a rather sweet review in Mobile, Alabama’s Press Register (“Newspaper’s loss is book readers’ gain”): Fuller has an unadorned and straight-ahead style and an admirable ability to get out of his...

The news is out, all over town

Today, The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette ran Jodi Belgard’s piece about Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives. They also ran a very fine piece by Cheré Dastugue Coen, which also appeared in the Monroe News-Star. Cheré is an author and journalist who runs Louisiana...

It’s the talk of the town

Jodi Belgard at The Town Talk in Alexandria has written a sweet feature about Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives. I’ll be in Alexandria on Saturday at Julia’s Mexican Restaurant signing copies of the book from 5-7 p.m. And yes – as my father-in-law...

Interview with a Publisher

During the 2011 Louisiana Book Festival, I sat down with Steve Yates – marketing director at the University Press of Mississippi – in the state capitol in Baton Rouge and talked about Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives.