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Ryan Bloom was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He teaches creative writing, literature, and composition at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


He is a 2024 Guggenheim Fellow.


His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, New England Review, Tin House, Guernica, PEN America, Salon, Vice, Black Clock, Creative Nonfiction, Catapult Books, The American Prospect, and a variety of other publications. In 2014 and 2019, he was awarded endowed fellowships by The Corporation of Yaddo, an artists' retreat in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.


In addition to short-form work, Ryan has published translations of Albert Camus' Notebooks 1951 - 1959, which was shortlisted for The French-American Foundation and The Florence Gould Foundation's Excellence in Translation Award, as well as translations of Camus' The First Man: The Graphic Novel, Camus' Travels in the Americas, and Camus' Caligula & Three Other Plays. He's currently working on a translation of Albert Camus' Complete Journals


A Selection of

Recent Work

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