45 Alternate Press, LLC
July 07, 2020
4.25 X 7.0 X 0.25 inches | 0.2 pounds
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About the Author
Van G. Garrett is the winner of the 2017 Best Book of African American Poetry for his book, 49: Wings and Prayers, as announced by the Texas Association of Authors. Garrett is a poet and fiction writer. He is the author of Songs in Blue Negritude (poetry), ZURI: Selected Love Songs (poetry), The Iron Legs in the Trees (fiction), LENNOX IN TWELVE (poetry), and HOG (poetry). Additionally, Van's poetry and art have been featured and exhibited around the world.
Ran Walker is the author of twenty-three books. His short stories, flash fiction, microfiction, and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies and journals. Prior to becoming a writer and educator, he worked in magazine publishing and practiced law in Mississippi. He is the winner of the Indie Author Project's 2019 National Indie Author of the Year Award (selected by judges from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, IngramSpark, St. Martin's Press, and Writer's Digest), the 2019 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Best Fiction Ebook Award, and the 2018 Virginia Indie Author Project Award for Adult Fiction. He is also the recipient of both a 2005 Mississippi Arts Commission/NEA artist grant and a 2006 artist mini-grant. He served as an Artist-in-Residence with the Mississippi Arts Commission in 2006. Additionally, he is a past participant in the Hurston-Wright Writers Week Workshop and is the recipient of a fellowship from the Callaloo Writers Workshop. Since October of 2019, he has been writing microfiction exclusively, particularly works between 50 and 100 words. Ran is a graduate of Morehouse College (BA in English), Pace University (MS in Publishing), and George Washington University Law School (JD). He also has a Certificate in Publishing from New York University and has done graduate work in English at Mississippi State University. Ran has taught workshops across the country, including Writer's Digest conferences in both New York and L.A., and is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Hampton University. He lives in Virginia with his wife and much better half, Lauren, and his amazing little rockstar daughter, Zoë.