James Long is an Acquisitions Editor with LSU Press. He holds a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s University and a Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University. His dissertation won the Josephine A. Roberts Alumni Association Distinguished Dissertation Award in Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences. He has published academic articles on Joseph Conrad, James Fenimore Cooper, and Herman Melville, as well as journalism profiling arts and music events in Louisiana.