Siobhán McKiernan



Siobhán McKiernan is an assistant editor at the Historic New Orleans Collection. She has more than 15 years’ experience as an editor, librarian, and archivist in New York City and New Orleans.  She holds a master’s degree in library and information science from Louisiana State University.





1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
State Library, Capitol View Room
Book Talk
New Orleans, the Founding Era / La Nouvelle-Orléans, les années fondatrices

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


New Orleans, the Founding Era / La Nouvelle-Orléans, les années fondatrices (English and French Edition)

On the occasion of the tricentennial of the founding of New Orleans, this groundbreaking exhibition catalog celebrates the diversity of the city's earliest populations.

New Orleans, the Founding Era gathers contributions from eight leading scholars of the French Atlantic World and features an illustrated checklist of artifacts from public and private collections across France, Spain, Canada, and the United States. This dual-language publication from The Historic New Orleans Collection explores the ideas, peoples, and material cultures that shaped one of the most complex and challenging colonization projects in the Americas.


Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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