Victor LaValle is the author of Slapboxing with Jesus, a book of stories, and three novels, The Ecstatic, Big Machine, and The Devil in Silver. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowhsip, the Shirley Jackson Award and the key to Southeast Queens. His writing has appeared in Granta, the Paris Review, New York Magazine, the Washington Post, and Bookforum, among others.
“Big Machine,” a new novel by Victor LaValle, portrays a world framed by conspiracy, intrigue and double-dealing....▶
Whiting Writers' Award
LaValle won this award for emerging writers....▶
“I always start with first lines first,” replies writer Victor LaValle when quizzed about how his brilliant, brazen stories are created....▶