Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus (Vintage, 1999), three novels, The Ecstatic (Vintage 2003), Big Machine (Spiegel & Grau, 2010), and The Devil in Silver (Spiegel & Grau, 2013), and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons (Spiegel & Grau, 2012) and The Ballad of Black Tom (Macmillan, 2016). He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers' Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, an American Book Award, and the key to Southeast Queens.

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