The Guggenheim Fellowship and Whiting Award-winning Louis Edwards has published three acclaimed novels, including Ten Seconds, N and Oscar Wilde Discovers America. Amistad/HarperCollins will publish the author’s long-awaited comeback, Ramadan Ramsey, in August of 2021.
Born and raised in Lake Charles, LA, Edwards attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Hunter College in New York City. After graduating from LSU with a B.A. in Journalism, he moved to New Orleans, where he has had a decades-long career as a producer of music festivals and other special events. He is currently the Chief Creative Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans which produces the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (aka Jazz Fest).
Over the past 35 years, Edwards has worked on countless events, including the JVC Jazz Festival-New York and the Essence Music Festival, as well as festivals in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C, Los Angeles, Houston, Newport, and elsewhere. He lives in New Orleans.