Ryan Bloom was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He teaches creative writing, literature, and composition at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, 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 a full-length translation 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 a full-length translation of Camus' The First Man: The Graphic Novel. He's currently working on translations of Albert Camus' Complete Plays and Complete Journals
A Selection of
Short Story, J Journal: New Writing on Justice
Short Story, The Normal School
Short Story, Chicago Quarterly Review
Short Story, Vice
Camus Translation, Pegasus Books
Short Story, Tiny Crimes Anthology, Catapult Books
Short Story, Vice / Motherboard
Short Story, Guernica / PEN America
Essay, The New Yorker