Visiting Writer: Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle is the author of slapboxing with jesus, a collection of stories, and three novels, The Ecstatic, Big Machine, and The Devil in Silver. His most recent novel, The Devil in Silver, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2012. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, and the Key to Southeast Queens. He teaches creative writing in Columbia University's MFA program.