Mona Lisa Saloy
Mona Lisa Saloy is an author and Folklorist, she is currently Coordinator and Professor of English at Dillard University.
She previously published Red Beans & Ricely Yours, which won the 2005 T. S. Eliot Prize and the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Prize in 2006.
Saloy’s work appears in many anthologies and journals. An active educator and scholar, Dr. Saloy is a noted speaker and storyteller, who consults to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and is an active member of the Louisiana Folklore Society.
She received her PhD in English from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where she received an MFA in Creative Writing, she received her BA from the University of Washington in Seattle.