Famous authors from Louisiana include Anne Rice, Tennessee Williams and James Lee Burke. In addition, Alcée Fortier, who collected and published the famous Br'er Rabbit stories, hailed from Louisiana.
Rice is best known for her Vampire Chronicles, especially the novel "Interview with the Vampire." Most of her books are set in New Orleans, where she was born, according to LouisianaTravel.com. Williams also lived in New Orleans for some years and set his most famous play, "A Streetcar Named Desire," in the city. Burke is best known for his Dave Robicheaux mystery novels, which are set in New Iberia, La. Fortier collected the "Br'er Rabbit" folktales told by former slaves and published them in a collection called "Louisiana Folktales" in 1894.