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Victor LaValle

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Victor LaValle


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Queens, New York City, New York, The United States
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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.

He can be kind of hard to reach, but he still loves you.
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Average rating: 3.81 · 68,352 ratings · 11,092 reviews · 83 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Ballad of Black Tom

3.88 avg rating — 23,242 ratings — published 2016 — 24 editions
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The Changeling

3.78 avg rating — 17,460 ratings — published 2017 — 26 editions
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The Devil in Silver

3.55 avg rating — 4,982 ratings — published 2012 — 14 editions
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Big Machine

3.38 avg rating — 4,017 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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A People's Future of the Un...

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3.79 avg rating — 2,436 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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We Travel the Spaceways (Bl...

3.90 avg rating — 1,762 ratings — published 2021 — 3 editions
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Victor LaValle's Destroyer

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3.93 avg rating — 1,404 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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The Ecstatic

3.50 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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Slapboxing with Jesus

3.74 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Lucretia and the Kroons

3.60 avg rating — 378 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Destroyer #1 Destroyer #2 Destroyer #3 Destroyer #4 Victor LaValle's Destroyer #5 Victor LaValle's Destroyer #6
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Eve #1 Eve #2 Eve #3 Eve #4 Eve #5
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Quotes by Victor LaValle  (?)
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“Nobody ever thinks of himself as a villain, does he? Even monsters hold high opinions of themselves.”
Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom

“Unsupervised reading is a blessing for a certain kind of child”
Victor LaValle, The Changeling

“A little style is a good thing, but you can’t trust a person who won’t be ugly in front of you.”
Victor LaValle, Big Machine
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