Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle, photo by Teddy Wolff
Victor LaValle, photo by Teddy Wolff

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 two comic books Victor LaValle’s Destroyer and Eve.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Book Award, a World Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Award in Fiction, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, the 2017 British Fantasy Award for Best Novella (The Ballad of Black Tom), the 2009 Shirley Jackson Award for best novel (Big Machine), and the key to Southeast Queens.

LaValle was raised in Queens, New York. He now lives in Washington Heights with his wife, novelist Emily Raboteau, and their two children. He teaches at Columbia University.


selected bibliography

Victor LaValle's Destroyer by VIctor LaValle
Victor LaValle’s Destroyer (2018)
The Changeling by Victor LaValle
The Changeling (2017)
Big Machine by Victor LaValle
Big Machine (2009)
Slapboxing with Jesus by Victor LaValle
Slapboxing with Jesus (1999)

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online resources

Victor LaValle’s website

Video: Interview with LaValle on the Lovecraft eZine podcast