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Ran Walker

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Ran Walker is the author of four novels (The Keys of My Soul, B-Sides and Remixes, 30 Love, and Mojo's Guitar), two novellas (Beat Bop and Afro Nerd in Love), and two short story collections (Secrets & Cures and 16 Bars). His short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies.

Ran is the recipient of both a 2005 Mississippi Arts Commission/NEA artist grant and a 2006 artist mini-grant, and he has also served as an Artist-in-Residence with the Commission. In addition, he is a past participant in the Hurston-Wright Writers Week Workshop and is the recipient of a fellowship from the Callaloo Writers Workshop.

In addition to writing, Ran is a songwriter and music publisher with ASCAP and 1/2 of the electronic soul production t
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Average rating: 4.0 · 81 ratings · 7 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
B-Sides and Remixes

3.75 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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B-Sides and Remixes: A Novel

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The Last Bluesman: A Novell...

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16 Bars: A Short Story Mixtape

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The Illest: A Novella

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Black Hand Side: Stories

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Mojo's Guitar: A Novel

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30 Love

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White Pages: A Novel

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The Keys of My Soul: A Novel

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One half of the book is an exploration of history, while the other part is gonzo journalism. While I have mixed thoughts on the latter, I applaud Miss Skloot for bringing this story to our collective attention.
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African-American literary archetypes (particularly the tragic mulatto). Highly recommended alongside Danza Senna's Caucasia.
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Bridget Morrow Thanks for the add. Hope to read your profile soon.


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