Mary Helen Lagasse

Mary Helen Lagasse

The United States


She is bilingual: American by birth, Latina by heritage. She received her degree from Tulane University, taught English Literature at private schools in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans.

Before turning to literary fiction, she worked as a freelance writer. Her stories having appeared in all major publications in and around New Orleans. Her articles ran the gamut of political, social, cultural, and human interest issues—in-depth interviews with governors, movers and shakers of industry—self-made millionaire oilmen in the heyday of the industry—slumlords, artists and craftsmen; Black Muslims, and lifers doing time at Angola Prison. In 1987 she won her first literary award in a statewide contest for her short story, "Survival of the Species,"

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The Fifth Sun

3.43 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2004
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Navel of the Moon: A Novel

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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