Carrie La Seur’s critically acclaimed debut novel, “The Home Place,” won the High Plains Book Award, was short-listed for the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was an IndieNext pick, a Library Journal pick, one of the Great Falls Tribune’s Top 10 Montana Books for 2014 and a Florida SunSentinel Best Crime Fiction pick for 2014. Carrie has completed the Iowa Writers’ Workshop Summer Session and was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the 2016 Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
Carrie’s résumé includes a degree in English and French magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr College, a Rhodes Scholarship, a doctorate in modern languages from Oxford University, and a Yale law degree.
In 2006, Carrie founded the legal nonprofit, Plains Justice, which provides public interest energy and environmental legal services in the northern plains states and played a key role in halting several new coal plants, enacting clean energy reforms and launching the Keystone XL pipeline campaign. Carrie maintains a part-time energy and environmental law practice in Montana, where her ancestors settled in 1864. A licensed private pilot and committed introvert, she loves to hike, ski and fish the Montana wilderness with her family.