Local author wins award for book on Edwin Edwards

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 2:31pm

Baton Rouge, La (FOX44) - A controversial former Louisiana governor is the subject of an award-winning book.

Leo Honeycutt wrote "Edwin Edwards, Governor of Louisiana -  An Authorized Biography. "

The book is the winner of the 2011 Louisiana Literary Award.

The 621-page biography of the flamboyant governor is one of the state's best-selling books of all time. It has sold nearly 50,000 copies to date.

Honeycutt received his award on March 17 in Lafayette.

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