Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Maurice Carlos Ruffin  is the author of the forthcoming historical novel, The American Daughters as well as The Ones Who Don’t Say They Love You, a One Book One New Orleans selection, a New York Times Editor’s Choice and was longlisted for the Story Prize. His debut, We Cast a Shadow, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the PEN America Open Book Prize. Ruffin is the winner of the Iowa Review Award in fiction and the Louisiana Writer Award. Ruffin is a professor of Creative Writing at Louisiana State University.