The Walker Percy Center is currently fundraising for the NOLA Japan Quake Fund (www.nolajapanquakefund.org). Please consider purchasing one or more copies of Earthquake and Japan by Kojin Karatani. This book, hand stitched with French folds, combines the English translation and the original Japanese text in a way that represents the trauma and interruption of contemporary Japanese life. These fragile books are individually numbered in a limited edition of 200. Click here to buy now.
The Walker Percy Center is pleased to announce the publication of Sacred Trespasses. Published to coincide with Loyola New Orleans’s Year of the Writer, the book is a collection of essays that explores–in many different ways, in various voices, and through diverse paths–what it is to be a reader, a seeker. In Sacred Trespasses, 21 members of Loyola’s faculty and staff each reflect on the five key books that have influenced their lives. The contributors range from departments across the university, including English, Biology, Women’s Studies, the Jesuit Center, Languages and Culture, History, and Business. Learn more about Sacred Trespasses.
The Press strives to foster literary talent and acheivement by publishing books that highlight the art of writing as essential to an examined life, books that are on to something. The Press publishes books in the humanities with emphases on philosophy, religious studies, creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry. We aspire to publish writing that honors the writing and integrity of Walker Percy, work that concerns itself with what he called "the search," work that contributes to the expansion of the intellectual and cultural landscape. We are committed first and foremost to the quality of thought and writing in the work.
For more information about the press or to submit your work for consideration, please contact Mary McCay.
"Lord, grant that my work increase knowledge and help other men. Failing that, Lord, grant that it will not lead to man's destruction. Failing that, Lord, grant that my article...be published before the destruction takes place." -- Love in the Ruins
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