Ran Walker

100 E. Queen Street Hampton University Department of English and Foreign Languages
Hampton, VA 23668

Author's Bio

Ran Walker is the author of six novels, two novellas, and two short story collections. His short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies. Ran is a graduate of Morehouse College (BA), Pace University (MS), and George Washington University Law School (JD) and is the recipient of both a 2005 Mississippi Arts Commission/NEA artist grant and a 2006 artist mini-grant. 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. Ran's novel Mojo's Guitar was translated by renowned French translator Philippe Loubat-Delranc and was published in April 2015 by Éditions Autrement as Il était une fois Morris Jones. Ran is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Hampton University and lives in Virginia with his wife and much better half, Lauren, and his amazing little rockstar daughter, Zoë.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
Lyrotica: An Anthology of Erotic Poetry and Prose
(Vagabondage Press, 2011)
, Seek It: Writers and Artists Do Sleep
(Red Claw Press, 2012)
, Spaces Between Us: Poetry, Prose and Art on HIV/AIDS
(Third World Press, 2010)
, Succulent: Chocolate Flava II
(Atria, 2009)
, Whispers in the Night: Dark Dreams III
(Kensington, 2007)
, Zane's Busy Bodies: Chocolate Flava 4
(Atria, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
Callaloo Fellowship (2010) Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship (2005)

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
MS
Raised in: 
West Point, MS
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Last updated: Mar 24, 2017