Novelist and Short Story Writer
"Thank you, Ran, for picking up the guitar of fiction and fretting together characters of such warmth, depth, and humanity.”
~ Tyehimba Jess, Pultizer Prize-winning author of Olio and Leadbelly: Poems
“Ran Walker [...] plays an authentic song on the page."
~ Mat Johnson, author of Loving Day and Pym
"Walker's clarity of style and smooth, mellifluous language [...] place him among the cadre of new black voices budding with fresh, ripe tales of a past and present yet to unfold.”
~ Daniel Black, author of Perfect Peace and Listen to the Lambs
"Walker does an excellent job of pushing the racial envelope [...], confronting preconceptions and notions while always helping readers see the shifting black persona."
~ Shonda Buchanan, author of Equipoise: Poems From Goddess Country and Who's Afraid of Black Indians?