Victor Lavalle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus; two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons and The Ballad of Black Tom; and four novels, including his most recent, The Changeling. He is also the creator and writer of a comic book Victor LaValle’s Destroyer. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Whiting Writers’ Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, an American Book Award, and the Key to Southeast Queens.
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