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About the author:
Mark LaFlaur is the author of "Elysian Fields" (2013), a critically acclaimed novel set in New Orleans in 1999, winner of the rare "double crown" of starred reviews from both Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly. "Elysian Fields" was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2013.
A Louisiana native, LaFlaur has worked in book publishing in New York and San Francisco, including as a senior editor of books on politics, history, and current affairs, and as a freelance writer and editor in New Orleans, where he wrote "Elysian Fields." He moved to New York in 2001. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005 he founded Levees Not War, a New Orleans-dedicated, New York-based blog focusing on infrastructure, the environment, peace, and progressive politics. His writings have appeared in The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times Book Review, and in books published by Macmillan, Oxford, etc.
Mark and his wife, Janet, live in Kew Gardens, New York, where he is at work on a new novel.
What Fresh Hell?
The Best of Levees Not War: Blogging on Post-Katrina New Orleans and America, 2005-2015
"What Fresh Hell?" brings together 10 years' blogging on war and peace; politics and society in the Obama and Bush-Cheney years; infrastructure; and the environment in a time of extreme weather. The New Orleans-dedicated, New York-based blog Levees Not War was founded in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, and now serves up liberal portions of sharp, spirited writing, grounded in a vision of the social contract-a society held together by honoring the Golden Rule-along with interviews with experts, tributes to activists and civil rights leaders, on-the-scene reporting from Occupy Wall Street, and more.
Featured pieces include * "Is Katrina More Significant Than 9/11?" * " 'Oil-Spotted Dick': Cheney's Oily Fingerprints in the BP Disaster" * "Public Works in a Time of Job-Killing Scrooges," * and "Omigod! Infinite Iraqi Freedom! We're Never Leaving!"
- Publication Date:
- 0988790939 / 9780988790933
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Political Science / Commentary & Opinion