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Award-winning novelist Maurice Carlos Ruffin joins M.F.A. core faculty

Maurice Carlos Ruffin (photo by Clare Welsh)

Maurice Carlos Ruffin (photo by Clare Welsh)

Fiction/non-fiction writer Maurice Carlos Ruffin, who is a recipient of the Iowa Review Award and winner of the William Faulkner-William Wisdom competition, is the newest addition to the core faculty of Randolph’s M.F.A. in creative writing program.

Ruffin’s novel, We Cast a Shadow, was one of the most anticipated books of 2019, and has been praised by The New York Times, NPR, Publisher’s Weekly, and Vulture. Ruffin’s work has also appeared in VQR, AGNI, Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ruffin regularly publishes short stories and essays and is a founding member of the Peauxdunque Writers’ Alliance. He received his M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans, and in addition to his new role at Randolph, he teaches at LSU.

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