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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
 
Novels
   We Cast a Shadow (2019)
   The American Daughters (2024)
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Books containing stories by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
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Mojo Rising 2 (2017)
edited by
Joseph B Atkins
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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
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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."
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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."
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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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