David Langlinais



David Langlinais has published stories in numerous journals, including The Tishman Review; Clover, A Literary Rag; Concho River Review; Green Hills Literary Lantern; Deep South Magazin;, Avalon Literary Review; and Raleigh Review. His first book, Duck Thief and Other Stories, was published by the UL Press in 2015. Born and raised in Abbeville, Louisiana, he currently lives in Dallas with his wife, Brenda, and daughter, Juliette, where he works as a freelance writer.




1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room E
Short Stories: A Sense of Place

2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


What Happened to All the Dogs? and Other Stories

"David Langlinais What Happened to All the Dogs?propels the reader through tales of loss and redemption, stories permeated with honesty, humor and humidity. As with his debut collection, Duck Thief and Other Stories, two-time Pushcart Prize-nominated author David Langlinais pulls back the curtain on the lives of everyday people coping with challenges as heavy as summer air hanging thick over a Louisiana bayou. Langlinais works the same literary vein as short story writers Tim Gautreaux and Chris Offutt by weaving his tales with an engaging, authentic voice that’s refreshingly candid and straightforward." -- Daniel J. Hale, Agatha Award-winning author


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