Saturday, March 28, 2015

Honeycutt wins award, 'Wading Home' debuts in Dallas

            Baton Rouge author Leo Honeycutt has won the 2015 Axiom Business Book Award for “Nice Guy Finishes First: The Clarke Williams Story,” about the creation of Louisiana’s largest company, CenturyLink. The book will be awarded in May at the nation’s largest book trade convention, BookExpo America, in New York.
            Coming up on Thursday, April 2, “Wading Home: An Opera of New Orleans” will make its premiere at the Dallas City Performance Hall in Dallas, Texas. The opera was adapted by Mary Alice Rich from the novel “Wading Home, A Novel of New Orleans” by Rosalyn Story. It is being produced by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Louisiana Book News is written by Cheré Coen, the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “ExploringCajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” Write her at cherecoen@gmail.com.