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 New York Times Editor’s Choice that was also longlisted for the Story Prize, and We Cast a Shadow, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the PEN America Open Book Prize. Ruffin is a professor of Creative Writing at Louisiana State University.




9:00 am to 9:45 am
Capitol Park Museum Auditorium
Louisiana Writer Award Ceremony
Presented by the Louisiana Center for Book

11:00 am to 11:45 am
State Library Seminar Center
A Conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin
with moderator Tad Bartlett

Noon to 12:45 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing

2023 Louisiana Writer Award Recipient


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