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<The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is easily the most prestigious book prize in the United States.

Except when it isn't.

In 2012, the Pulitzer judges didn't bestow a fiction prize, so this year there was extra attention paid to whom might take the honors.

That it would be a McNeese Masters of Fine Arts alumnus is a breathtaking honor for Lake Charles.

That two McNeese MFA's would win the award so close to one another is astounding; the literary equivalent of pulling five "7's" on a slot machine. Add Tony Kushner's Pulitzer for drama to Robert Olen Butler's and now Adam Johnson's prizes for fiction, and Lake Charles finds itself squarely on the world's literary & performing arts map.

It's not luck. These are uniquely talented writers who have made significant contributions to literature and drama and whose view of the world has been shaped in part by living in Southwest Louisiana. In the process they have brought honor and prestige to our city and university.

Words matter. The arts matter. They are part of the fabric of our region. Three Pulitzer Prizes stand as a point of great pride and a reminder of what makes life worth living in a better Southwest Louisiana.>

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    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:41 AM EST2018-01-16 10:41:45 GMT
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  • State Offices Closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes

    State Offices Closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes

    State Offices Closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes

    Monday, January 15 2018 10:41 PM EST2018-01-16 03:41:30 GMT
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    Due to possible extreme winter weather, state offices are closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes. This news comes from the  Louisiana Commissioner of Administration, Jay Dardenne. Parish closings include: Allen Avoyelles Beauregard  Bossier Caddo Calcasieu Cameron Concordia Claiborne De Soto Evangeline Grant  Iberia Jackson Jeff Davis La Salle Lafayette  Lincoln  Morehouse Natchitoches Ouachita  Pointe  Coupee Rapides Red R...

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    Due to possible extreme winter weather, state offices are closed Tomorrow in 35 Parishes. This news comes from the  Louisiana Commissioner of Administration, Jay Dardenne. Parish closings include: Allen Avoyelles Beauregard  Bossier Caddo Calcasieu Cameron Concordia Claiborne De Soto Evangeline Grant  Iberia Jackson Jeff Davis La Salle Lafayette  Lincoln  Morehouse Natchitoches Ouachita  Pointe  Coupee Rapides Red R...

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    SCHOOL CLOSURES: McNeese, SOWELA, all public schools closed Tuesday

    SCHOOL CLOSURES: McNeese, SOWELA, all public schools closed Tuesday

    Monday, January 15 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-01-16 02:52:55 GMT
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    List of school closures for Jan. 16, 2018.

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