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Mark LaFlaur

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Louisiana native Mark LaFlaur grew up in the South, mostly in Louisiana. He earned a master of fine arts degree at Louisiana State University, where he worked on the literary magazine Exquisite Corpse. His writings have been published in the Village Voice, Los Angeles Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Boston Review, and about a hundred articles have appeared in encyclopedias and trade books published by Macmillan, Oxford University Press, etc.

He has worked in book publishing in New York and San Francisco and as a freelance writer and editor in New Orleans, where he wrote Elysian Fields. He moved to New York in 2001 (shortly before 9/11; he was living in Berkeley during the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 1989). After Hur...more


A friend of my mother’s writes from Birmingham: “Your mom was so sweet to send me a copy of your book (I need to have it signed) and I finished reading it in less than a week, which is pretty fast for me! I loved it! . . . I am continuing to spread the word--in fact, your book is my book club's April selection. We meet on Sunday and anticipate a great discussion.”

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Elysian Fields
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