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Victor LaValle, author of “Victor LaValle’s Destroyer,” a modern interpretation of the Frankenstein story

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Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, four novels — The EcstaticBig MachineThe Devil in Silver, and The Changeling — and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons and The Ballad of Black Tom. He is also the creator and writer of a comic book Victor LaValle's DESTROYER.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers' Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, an American Book Award, and the key to Southeast Queens.