Episode 327 Interview with Shawn Stewart Ruff

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On this episode of Ramble Redhead, I am honored to have Shawn Stewart Ruff who is the acclaimed author of Finlater—winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction 2008 and finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction 2008. He is also the editor of the groundbreaking collection Go the Way Your Blood Beats: An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Fiction by African American Writers. His novel Toss & Whirl & Pass debuts Spring 2010.

Finlater Synopsis

In this prize-winning first novel, the course of growing up in just-this-side-of-segregation 1970s Cincinnati, Ohio, seems predictable if uninspiring for Cliffy Douglas. That is, until the deadbeat father of this gifted 13 year-old black kid from the Findlater Gardens Projects appears out of nowhere. The real fun and trouble begin when Noah, a Jewish boy he meets in junior high school, takes him on a joyride to lust and love. Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction 2008, and a finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.

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One Response to “Episode 327 Interview with Shawn Stewart Ruff”

  1. A.C. Says:

    Great hearing Shawn’s candid comments and Redhead’s straightforward questions of the host.

    Shawn’s comments illuminate the content of Finlater and opens new ways to understand better some of its corners.

    Thank you both!!!

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