Earle Labor ’49

December 23, 2013

Earle Labor (M.A. ’52) is professor emeritus of American literature at Centenary College of Louisiana, curator of the Jack London Museum and Research Center in Shreveport and the acknowledged Jack London authority. He completed his doctoral dissertation on London at the University of Wisconsin in 1961 and taught the first American course devoted solely to London in 1966. His new book, Jack London: An American Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), is the result of more than 50 years of serious study and 20 years of dedicated research and writing. Reviewers say that his deep understanding of his subject shines through on every page, and the book is being called “the definitive biography of London for many years to come.”