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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Authors

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Mark Dunn
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Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Mark Dunn is the author of five previous novels - including Ella Minnow Pea and Ibid - and more than thirty full length plays. He is currently the playwright-in-residence with the New Jersey Repertory Company and the Community Theatre League in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

American Decameron

From the award-winning and highly acclaimed author of Ella Minnow Pea comes Mark Dunn's most ambitious novel to date. American Decameron tells one hundred stories, each taking place in a different year of the 20th century.

A girl in Galveston is born on the eve of a great storm and the dawn of the 20th century. Survivors of the Lusitania are accidentally reunited in the North Atlantic. A member of the Bonus Army find himself face to face with General MacArthur. A failed writer attempts to end his life on the Golden Gate Bridge until an unexpected heroine comes to his rescue, and on the doorstep of a new millennium, as the clock strikes twelve, the stage is set for a stunning denouement as the American century converges upon itself in a Greenwich nursing home, tying together all of the previous tales and the last one hundred years.

Zany and affecting, deeply moving and wildly hilarious, American Decameron is one America's most powerful voices at the top its game.

Under the Harrow

Armed with only an old encyclopedia, a Bible, and the complete works of Charles Dickens, the good citizens of Dingley Dell built an idyllic society based on a Victorian past. Beyond the Dell is the Outland, and beyond that, no one knows. Most residents live peacefully in their splendid isolation, content with being orphans in a forgotten world. For some, however, the Dell is too small and their curiosity about the Outland is too great. Those who leave are never heard from again.Until, that is, eleven–year-old troublemaker Newman Trimmers escapes from the valley to unmask the world beyond, setting off a series of events that may doom – or save – the entire Dinglian population. With unmatched literary wit and imaginative storytelling, Mark Dunn delivers the first contemporary Dickensian thriller and one of the most innovative books in years.

 

1 PM – 1:45 PM

House Chamber

American Decameron

 

2 PM – 2:45 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing

 

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

House Committee Room 3

Discussion

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