Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, four novels, The Ecstatic, Big Machine, The Devil in Silver, and The Changeling and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons and The Ballad of Black Tom. He is also the creator and writer of a comic book Victor LaValle's DESTROYER. 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. He was raised in Queens, New York. He now lives in Washington Heights with his wife and kids. He teaches at Columbia University.
You may remember that we talked about Victor’s book The Changeling back in episode LOTF 17. Our conversation with Victor was so interesting and thought provoking. We talked about exposing kids to horror, persistence in writing, not being an asshole, and the forthcoming anthology A People’s Future of the United States that Victor co-edited with John Joseph Adams, plus a whole lot more!
A People’s Future of the United States, edited by Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams