Mr. Ran Walker

Virginia, United States

Member Since: 05/02/2011

Ran Walker writes novels, novellas, flash fiction, and poetry. He is the author of sixteen books. His short stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of anthologies and journals. Prior to becoming a writer and educator, he worked in magazine publishing and practiced law in Mississippi. Ran is a graduate of Morehouse College (BA in English), Pace University (MS in Publishing), and George Washington University Law School (JD) and is the recipient of both a 2005 Mississippi Arts Commission/NEA artist grant and a 2006 artist mini-grant. He has also served as an Artist-in-Residence with the Commission. In addition, he is a past participant in the Hurston-Wright Writers Week Workshop and is the recipient of a fellowship from the Callaloo Writers Workshop. His novel Mojo's Guitar was translated by renowned French translator Philippe Loubat-Delranc and was published in April 2015 by Éditions Autrement as Il était une fois Morris Jones. Ran is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Hampton University and lives in Virginia with his wife and much better half, Lauren, and his amazing little rockstar daughter, Zoë.


Twitter Username: @ranwalker


  • Il était une fois Morris Jones , Éditions Autrement (April 1, 2015)


  • Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship for Nonfiction(2005)
  • Callaloo Literary Workshop Fellowship(2010)
  • Virginia Indie Author Project Award(2018)
  • National Indie Author of the Year (Indie Author Project)(2019)


  • Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Hampton University (August 2008 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Morehouse College (May 1997)
  • Master of Science in Publishing from Pace University (June 2001)
  • Doctoral Degree in Law (JD) from George Washington University Law School (May 2002)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry