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Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Maurice Carlos Ruffin has been a recipient of an Iowa Review Award in fiction and a winner of the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for Novel-in-Progress.

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
   We Cast a Shadow (2019)
   The American Daughters (2024)
Books containing stories by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
Mojo Rising 2 (2017)
edited by
Joseph B Atkins
New Orleans Noir 2 (2016)
The Classics
(Akashic Noir)
edited by
Julie Smith

Award nominations
2020 PEN/Faulkner Award (nominee) : We Cast a Shadow

Maurice Carlos Ruffin recommends
A Thousand Times Before (2024)
Asha Thanki
"A Thousand Times Before marks the arrival of a major new author. Thanki weaves a passionate portrayal of the stories mothers pass down through generations as well as the power of story to change our futures. This beautifully written generational epic features compelling characters, a propulsive plot, and readers will be reluctant to leave these women behind."
An Autobiography of Skin (2023)
Lakiesha Carr
"Full of aching desire and hard won wisdom, An Autobiography of Skin is a work of art. Carr's pages contain the kinds of Black women we see but seldom hear. This book is nothing short of a love letter to the powerful women who comprise the heart of a community."
If I Survive You (2022)
Jonathan Escoffery
"A magnificent debut collection. It's astonishing what Jonathan Escoffery accomplishes in If I Survive You. These stories are told with such grace, humor, insight, and precision that readers will want to return again and again. Escoffery is a writer to watch, and we lovers of literature are fortunate to have him."

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