Louisiana State University Press

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Louisiana State University Press
LSU Press logo.jpg
Founded 1935
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Key people MaryKatherine Calloway, director
Publication types books
Official website www.lsupress.org

The Louisiana State University Press (LSU Press) is a university press that was founded in 1935. It publishes works of scholarship as well as general interest books. LSU Press is a member of the Association of American University Presses.

LSU Press publishes approximately 70 new books each year and has a backlist of over 2000 titles. Primary fields of publication include southern history, southern literary studies, Louisiana and the Gulf South, the American Civil War and military history, roots music, southern culture, environmental studies, European history, foodways, poetry, fiction, media studies, and landscape architecture. In 2010, LSU Press merged with The Southern Review, LSU's literary magazine, and the company now oversees the operations of this publication.[1]

Notable publications and awards[edit]

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole was published in 1980 and won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.[2]

Three titles have won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: The Flying Change by Henry S. Taylor (1986), Alive Together: New and Selected Poems by Lisel Mueller (1997), and Late Wife by Claudia Emerson (2006).[3]

Lisel Mueller's 1981 The Need to Hold Still won the National Book Award for Poetry that year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LSU Gold Between the Lines". Louisiana State University. 
  2. ^ "Fiction". The Pulitzer Prizes. 
  3. ^ "Poetry". The Pulitzer Prizes. 
  4. ^ "NBA Poetry Winners". The National Book Award Foundation. 

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