M.O. Walsh is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the author of the story collection The Prospect of Magic and the novel My Sunshine Away, which was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Pat Conroy Book Award for general fiction. He teaches at the University of New Orleans.
A memorial from the Summer 2012 issue.
At the house party of Southern fiction, full of death-dealers, drinkers, and unshaven folks behaving badly, Lewis Nordan stands alone in the yard, like a boy in a bright-blue suit his mother picked out for him.