A two-time National Book Award Finalist and long-time teacher, Laura Ruby writes fiction and poetry for adults, teens and children. She is the author of the Printz Medal Winning novel Bone Gap, as well as Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All. Other works include the Edgar®-nominated children’s mystery Lily’s Ghosts, the ALA Quick Pick for teens Good Girls (2006), and the York trilogy. Her short fiction for adults has appeared in The Florida Review, The Beloit Fiction Journal, and Nimrod International, among others, and published in the collection I’m Not Julia Roberts (2007). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Diode, Sugar House Review, Fantasy Magazine, Poetry South, The Dallas Review, The Nassau Review, Passengers Journal, Prism Review, and Clackamas Literary Review. She is on the faculty of Queens University’s MFA program and Hamline University’s MFAC program. She makes her home in the Chicago area.
“Ruby’s delicate, powerful storytelling reveals profound, bewitching truths about the vast, sometimes cruel, sometimes loving, possibilities of human nature. Subtle and stunning”
—ALA Booklist (starred review)
Info for educators, librarians, and conference organizers
Ms. Ruby has been a featured speaker at BookExpo, The American Library Association’s national convention, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual convention, the Miami Book Festival, the Florida Association of Media Educators (FAME) convention, the Midwest Literary Festival, the International Reading Association’s annual convention, and the Illinois Reading Council annual conference, among other venues, and she has presented programs and workshops for both adults and children at numerous schools and libraries.
If you are interested in having Laura speak at your school, library, or conference, please contact her for details about programs and scheduling.
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