Thursday, May 20, 2010

Walker Percy plaque on the Northshore

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 4:38 AM

It's not quite "Tennessee Williams Slept Here," but Walker Percy -- chronicler of Gentilly, resident of the Northshore, rescuer of A Confederacy of Dunces -- now has his own Louisiana state historical marker on Hwy. 21 in Covington. Percy wrote six novels (the most famous of which, The Moviegoer, won the National Book Award), many essays and short stories, and was a regular at the local Waffle House in the years before his death in 1990. (Using these markers to honor authors is ; imagine all the writers, famous and infamous, who could be plaque-d up all over New Orleans.)

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