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Victor LaValle is an author who has written Slapboxing with Jesus. He is married.

Relationship Facts of Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle is married to Emily Raboteau.
He is father of one.
Victor LaValle is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Victor LaValle?

Well-reputed author, Victor LaValle is in a married relationship with Emily Raboteau. Emily is also a known author, essayist, and Professor of Creative Writing at the City College of New York.

Currently, the couple lives in New York, the USA. They have two children and live a blissful life together.

Having said this much, LaValle has not revealed their wedding date, children’s details, and so on. He has maintained his profile low-key.

Victor LaValle: Biography in Details

Who is Victor LaValle?

Victor LaValle is a well-recognized American author. LaValle is popular as the writer of a short-story collection, Slapboxing with Jesus.

Also, he is recognized for his four novels, The Ecstatic, Big Machine, The Devil in Silver, and The Channeling.

Victor LaValle- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Victor LaValle was born on 3 February 1972. As of now, his age is 49 years old. Likewise, his birthplace is Honolulu, Hawaii, the USA.

Not much known about his father and mother, LaValle spend his childhood in the Flushing and Rosedale surroundings of Queens, New York, the USA.

He was praised by a single mother. She shifted from Uganda in her twenties.

Talking about his nationality, Victor LaValle holds an American identity whereas her ethnicity is Caucasian.

In which school did Victor LaValle attend?

Regarding education, the author studied at Woodmere Academy. Moreover, he earned his graduate degree from Cornell University. Also, he studied Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia Univerisity.

Victor LaValle- Professional Life, Career

American author, Victor LaValle released his most named short-story collection book, Slapboxing with Jesus in 1999. It was published by Vintage Books.

Likewise, it deals with the eleven interrelated tales that tact mostly with the lives of young black and Latino men residing in New York in the 1970s and 1980s.

The collection earned the author a PEN Open Book Award and the key to Jamaica, Queens.

Following the debut, Victor LaValle released The Ecstatic in 2002 via Crown Publishing Group. With the release of this novel, he was compared with other authors such as Ken Kesey, Chester Himes, and John Kennedy Toole.

The novel became the finalist for two Awards, PEN/ Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Awards.

Moving further, Victor published Big Machine in 2009 via Spiegel & Grau. The novel gained many appraisals after its release gaining many national top ten lists.

Moreover, it has earned the Shirley Jackson Awards for Best Novel in 2009, Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, and an American Book Award in 2010.

Additionally, Victor LaValle has released The Devil in Silver on 21 August 2012, The Ballad of Black Tom in February 2016, The Challenging in 2017, and Destroyer in 2017 as well.

Victor LaValle- Net worth, Salary

Victor LaValle has won many awards and rewards from his novels till now. Moreover, he has earned decent money from his profession.

It is reported that Victor LaValle has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand as of 2022.

However, Victor LaValle has not stated his exact salary, earnings, and assets details in the public yet.

Victor LaValle- Rumors, Controversy

The famous writer has never been part of any rumors or controversial matters till now.

It seems that Victor prefers enjoying his personal life and does not want to merge it with his professional life.

What are the body features of Victor LaValle?

49 years old author, Victor LaValle has not just a prominent career but also handsome looks and an admirable personality.

He has brown eyes whereas he has no hair. Victor is bald.

From his appearance, it seems he stands at more than 6 feet.

However, he has not disclosed his exact height, weight, and body measurement till now.

Social Media

About his social media presence, Victor LaValle is silently active on social media. He has nearly more than 25.2 k followers on his official Twitter account @victorlavalle.

Moreover, Victor LaValle has nearly 1.5k followers on his official Facebook page.

Nevertheless, he is not available on Instagram at the moment.


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