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Ron Currie, Jr.

Author of Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles, Everything Matters! and God is Dead

  • About Ron Currie

    Ron Currie, Jr. worked full-time as a short order cook until becoming a full-time writer in 2007 with the publication of God Is Dead. His debut story collection won the 2008 New York Public Library Young Lion’s Award, and in May 2009 Ron was presented with the Addison M. Metcalf Award for Literature by the Academy of Arts and Letters.

    Two years later, Ron published his much anticipated novel, Everything Matters!, securing his place as a rising star in literary fiction. His latest book, Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles, further cemented his status as a strong figure in the genre.

    He currently lives in Waterville, Maine.

  • Speaking Topics

    Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles

    Everything Matters!

    God is Dead

  • Praise for Ron Currie


    Ron’s visit was AMAZING—the students here really enjoyed having him, and it was a blast for me, too.  It’s going to be really hard to try to top this year’s first read book.

    James Zubricky, Associate Lecturer of Chemistry,, University of Toledo

    Praise for The One-Eyed Man

    Ron Currie has created a character for our times. . .In these latter days of ‘alternative facts,’ the idea of someone fearlessly dedicated to total, literal honesty sounds awfully appealing.

    Ron Charles, The Washington Post

    A comically verbose and culturally savvy narration tempered by a bass line of vulnerability. K. may not be the truth-telling hero America wants, but he’s unquestionably the one we deserve.

    The Wall Street Journal

    Entertaining . . . a witty, knotty novel of ‘truth’

    The Los Angeles Times

    When George Saunders wrote ‘humor is what happens when we’re told the truth quicker and more directly than we’re used to,’ he was talking about the fiction of Kurt Vonnegut – but the line applies perfectly to Ron Currie’s new novel . . . The One Eyed-Man manages to offer readers humor, truth, and something else: the weird, uncomfortable way that life reveals its plans for us.

    Nick Ripatrazone, Google Play Books

    Currie navigates the funny-sad axis of human relations as well as anyone writing today. . . He’s a consummate performer – engaging and generous, filled with provocative ideas and gorgeous language to express them.”

    Portland Press Herald

    Currie is a talented storyteller . . . he explores the pain of loss and the possibility of redemption with aplomb, humor, and an empathetic hand in this heartbreaking tale.

    Publishers Weekly

    The One-Eyed Man delivers blistering, hilarious social satire and apocalyptic hijinks with the best of them, but what you have after the smoke clears is a deep, moving novel about love and grief. Ron Currie is a many-eyed and many-hearted wonder.

    Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask

    Dead-on timely satire. Currie is as readable as he is brilliant.

    Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook

    A Swift-ian morality tale about a land of ‘hysteria and half-truths’ . . . Currie’s caustic humor and deadly sarcastic bite win out.

    Kirkus Reviews
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