Matt Ruff, “a cult favorite for his mind-bending fiction” (Booklist starred review), writes shape-shifting and genre-jumping adventures that defy pigeonholing. Ruff’s last novel, Lovecraft Country, took readers back to 1950s America for a sui generis take on racism that was at once funny and harrowing. It will soon be an HBO series from J.J. Abrams, Misha Green, and Jordan Peele. Ruff’s eagerly awaited new novel, 88 Names (Harper), again ventures into new territory with an immersive virtual-reality epic that combines a cyber-thriller with a twisted romance and a smart exploration of the nature of identity. Ruff is also the author of the novels Bad Monkeys, The Mirage, Fool on the Hill, Set This House in Order, and Sewer, Gas & Electric: The Public Works Trilogy. He lives in Seattle, Washington.