Assistant Professor of Creative Writing David Armand has been selected as the recipient of the 23rd annual Louisiana Writer Award by the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library. The award is given to a contemporary Louisiana author in recognition of an outstanding contribution to Louisiana’s literary and intellectual life exemplified by the writer’s body of work.
“Professor Armand is a truly gifted writer and teacher. He is skilled in a variety of genres, and communicates his love of words to all of his students,” said College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Karen Fontenot.
Armand has published four novels, The Pugilist’s Wife, Harlow (which was listed on Amazon’s list of best novels about dysfunctional families), The Gorge, and The Lord’s Acre, all set in Louisiana; two poetry chapbooks, The Deep Woods and Debt; a full-length poetry collection, The Evangelist, soon to be released; and a memoir, My Mother’s House. He is also the author of an upcoming collection of creative nonfiction essays, Mirrors, to be published this spring.