Errol Laborde is the editor-in-chief of Renaissance Publishing Company. Laborde’s most recent books are Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival and Krewe: The Early Carnival from Comus to Zulu. Laborde holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of New Orleans. He is a founder of the The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and served as its first president. Laborde was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New Orleans Press Club in 2016.