Novel(la)ist + Flash Fictionist + Poet
“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
"Before we were 'in' again, Ran Walker was crafting stories that embodied renaissance prose, afro-nerd culture, black love, and dialogue that keeps readers at the edge of their reading nook. For those of you who are just making your foray into the world of culturally relevant fiction, put Ran Walker at the top of your list. You want to be part of the wave that says, 'I knew him when.'"
~ Erica Buddington, Educator, Author, and HBO Def Poet
“Ran Walker's Mojo's Guitar plays an authentic Blues song on the page, filled with all the sorrow, heartache, and beauty that entails. This layered, haunting book is worth listening to.”
~ Mat Johnson, author of Loving Day and Pym
"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?