Author Archives: Matt Ruff

We have a cover

Behold the cover for my forthcoming novel, 88 Names (details in my last blog post). The artist is Jarrod Taylor, who also did the cover for Lovecraft Country, as well as an early concept cover for The Mirage. This time … Continue reading

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My next novel is 88 Names, coming March 17, 2020

Earlier this week I finished reviewing the galleys for my next novel, 88 Names. I’ve been teasing this for a while, but here’s the official catalog description: The critically acclaimed author of Lovecraft Country returns with a thrilling and immersive … Continue reading

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With author Jo Lendle at Elliott Bay tonight (5/14)

Tonight at 7 PM I’ll be onstage at Elliott Bay Book Company, talking to German author Jo Lendle about his novel All the Land, which has just been translated into English. The book is a fictionalized account of the life … Continue reading

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I’m coming to Brooklyn on April 16

On Tuesday, April 16, I will be appearing on stage with Victor LaValle (author of The Ballad of Black Tom) and Ruthanna Emrys (Winter Tide) at the Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NY. We’ll be doing a town hall-style discussion … Continue reading

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Now en français

Presses de la Cité’s edition of Lovecraft Country is out today. French language translation by Laurent Philibert-Caillat:

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Hoy

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Proof-of-life news post

Sorry things have been so quiet on the blog lately. I’m not dead, just finishing up a new novel. More details on that soon. In the meantime: * The Taiwanese edition of Lovecraft Country was published in January by Cité … Continue reading

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Michael K. Williams will play Montrose in Lovecraft Country

Deadline Hollywood reports that Michael Kenneth Williams has been cast as Montrose in the upcoming HBO adaptation of Lovecraft Country. This is amazing news, and also very surreal for me: Back before the book was even optioned, when I would … Continue reading

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I’m 53 today

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Three new Lovecraft Country cast announcements

Yesterday HBO revealed three more casting choices for the Lovecraft Country series: Courtney B. Vance, who I first saw in The Hunt for Red October half a lifetime ago, will play Atticus’s uncle George. Aunjanue Ellis (Of Mind and Music) … Continue reading

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