Louisiana State University Press
New LSU Press Logo, Introduced in 2015.jpg
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBaton Rouge, Louisiana
DistributionLongleaf Services (US)[1]
Scholarly Book Services (Canada)[2]
Key peopleAlisa Plant, director
Publication typesbooks, magazines
Official websitewww.lsupress.org

The Louisiana State University Press (LSU Press) is a university press at Louisiana State University. Founded in 1935, it publishes works of scholarship as well as general interest books. LSU Press is a member of the Association of American University Presses.

LSU Press publishes approximately 70 new books each year and has a backlist of over 2000 titles. Primary fields of publication include southern history, southern literary studies, Louisiana and the Gulf South, the American Civil War and military history, roots music, southern culture, environmental studies, European history, foodways, poetry, fiction, media studies, and landscape architecture. In 2010, LSU Press merged with The Southern Review, LSU's literary magazine, and the company now oversees the operations of this publication.[3]

Notable publications and awards

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole was published in 1980 and won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.[4]

Three titles have won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: The Flying Change by Henry S. Taylor (1986), Alive Together: New and Selected Poems by Lisel Mueller (1997), and Late Wife by Claudia Emerson (2006).[5]

Lisel Mueller's 1981 The Need to Hold Still won the National Book Award for Poetry that year.[6]

Wayne A. Wiegand and Shirley A. Wiegand's 2018 The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism won the Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award from the American Library Association Library History Round Table. [7]


  1. ^ Ordering Information - LSU Press
  2. ^ "Our Publishers | Scholarly Books". Archived from the original on 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2017-12-02.
  3. ^ "LSU Gold Between the Lines". Louisiana State University.
  4. ^ "Fiction". The Pulitzer Prizes.
  5. ^ "Poetry". The Pulitzer Prizes.
  6. ^ "NBA Poetry Winners". The National Book Award Foundation.
  7. ^ "Wayne and Shirley Wiegand receive 2019 Gleason book award for history of integration of Southern public libraries | News and Press Center".