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Zoë Ruiz’s writing has appeared in The Believer, The Millions, Lit HubThe Rumpus, Marketplace, and anthologized in California Prose DirectoryRooted, and Golden State Writing. She has received scholarships, awards, and residencies from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Oregon State University’s Graduate School, and Spring Creek Project. She has an MFA in Fiction from Oregon State University. She has presented her writing at over 50 literary events. Click to learn more about her appearances and writing.


Ruiz edited Nothing Ever Dies by Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction. She is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. Ruiz has worked with nonprofit organizations, including The Hawkins Project and McSweeney’s, and individual clients on book manuscripts and creative projects. To learn more about her editorial work, go here.


She has produced over 100 events and has worked with Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, McSweeney’s, PEN America, and the Last Bookstore, L.A.’s largest independent bookstore. In 2017, she coordinated The Believer and Black Mountain Institute’s inaugural literary festival. Additionally, she curated READINGS, a Los Angeles based reading series, which featured award winning writers and emerging authors. To learn more about her event organizing, go here.


Follow her on twitter (@ruizzoe) or instagram (@ruizzoe).

Get in touch: ruiz.zoe@gmail.com.