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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

Oct. 17, 2012

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LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL FEATURED AUTHOR: ALICE KESSLER-HARRIS

Alice Kessler-Harris will discuss her biography of Lillian Hellman, A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman Oct. 27, at the Louisiana Book Festival.

Kessler-Harris is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University. She is known for her work on labor and gender history.  She will be interviewed by Susan Larson, host of WWNO’s weekly broadcast The Reading Life and former Times-Picayune book editor.

A Difficult Woman examines the struggles of Lillian Hellman, a 20th century playwright and screenwriter and chronicles her life from her upbringing in New Orleans to her career as a controversial but insightful writer and activist. Hellman’s work includes The Little Foxes and The Autumn Garden.

In addition to her writing career, Hellman was notably tied to left-wing political causes. She criticized American policy toward the Soviet Union and refused to denounce the Communist Party USA. Hellman was blacklisted in 1947. She appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952.

Come to the 2012 Louisiana Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to listen and interact with Alice Kessler-Harris along with more than 145 other authors. For more information on the authors featured at this year’s festival, visit www.LouisianaBookFestival.org.

 

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