Welcome to the new Matt Ruff website

Home page author photo

author photo © 2006 Michael Hilliard/MHHM

I am the author of five novels, including Fool on The Hill (1988),  Sewer, Gas & Electric: The Public Works Trilogy (1997), Set This House in Order: A Romance of Souls (2003), and Bad Monkeys (2007).

My latest novel, The Mirage, was published in February 2012 and is now available in trade paperback. You can download an excerpt in PDF format by clicking on this link. You’ll find links to reviews of the book here, and a list of Mirage-related interviews and essays here.

Mirage cover in 3D!



If this is your first visit since my website update, the individual novel pages contain links to much of the old site content, and the Odds & Ends tab will take you to an updated version of the old “Unpublished works and ephemera” page. There’s also a new blog, with a sidebar containing links to my Facebook, GoodReads, and Twitter accounts, as well as my now defunct LiveJournal blog.

The contact page has information on how to get signed copies of my books.

Welcome, and enjoy!