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
TEL: (225) 219 - 9503 Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
www.LouisianaBookFestival.org

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

Oct. 15, 2012

Back to Index

LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL TO HOST AUTHOR WILEY CASH

Author Wiley Cash will visit Baton Rouge Sat., Oct. 27 for the ninth annual Louisiana Book Festival. Cash will discuss his New York Times bestselling novel, A Land More Kind than Home. The festival is free and open to the public.

A Land More Kind than Home investigates family and community ties in the American South. In the novel, a young boy has an experience at a church in North Carolina’s mountains that causes his brother to question things he has always believed.

Cash’s celebrated debut has its roots in Louisiana. A Land More Kind that Home was written in Lafayette, Louisiana, as part of his PhD dissertation at UL, where he was a grad student from 2003-2008, and then revised in West Virginia.

A Land More Kind than Home mirrors Cash’s love for his home state and some of the mysteries he tried to decipher as he grew up. “I hope my love for this region is evident in A Land More Kind than Home’s portrayal of western North Carolina’s people, culture and religious faith,” he says.

Also, Cash co-edited This Louisiana Thing That Drives Me: The Legacy of Ernest J. Gaines.

Cash resides in West Virginia where he teaches at Bethany College.

The Louisiana Book Festival is Sat., Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Baton Rouge. It is free and open to the public.

The Louisiana Book Festival is co-sponsored by the Office of Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana Center for the Book; the State Library of Louisiana; the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and the Louisiana Library Foundation. It is funded through federal grants as well as private sponsors such as the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

Visit www.LouisianaBookFestival.org for more information.

www.LouisianaTravel.com