Victor LaValle is the author of seven works of fiction and one comic book. His highly Lovecraftian novella, The Ballad of Black Tom, won the Shirley Jackson Award, and was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Award. His novel, The Changeling, won the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award and the Dragon Award for best horror novel. His comic book, Destroyer, won a Bram Stoker Award for best graphic novel. He has also been a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, and the Key to Southeast Queens. He teaches writing at Columbia University and lives in New York City with his wife and two kids.
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