“Whether it was one protest or the other it felt good to get the anger out. They had plenty to be pissed about, after all.”
Rudy Ruiz is a native of the Texas-Mexico border, born and raised in Brownsville and currently residing with his wife and children in San Antonio. Rudy’s debut novel, The Resurrection of Fulgencio Ramirez, was released in September 2020 by Blackstone Publishing. ALA Booklist gave it a starred review, saying "With an atmospheric setting and beguiling prose, lavish details, fascinating, well-developed characters, and charming elements of magic realism, Ruiz conjures a magnetic story…” Prior to his new novel, Rudy published a collection of short stories titled Seven for the Revolution. That book won four International Latino Book Awards and was lauded by Kirkus Reviews for “giving voices to the voiceless.” Rudy’s short fiction has appeared in the Notre Dame Review, The Ninth Letter, New Texas, and BorderSenses. In 2017, he was awarded the Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction. He earned his Bachelor’s and his Master’s degrees at Harvard, where his studies included literature and creative writing.