Ravi Howard received the 2001 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award for College Writers for his short story “Like Trees, Walking.” After graduating from Howard University, he received his MFA from the University of Virginia. His writing also appeared in The Massachusetts Review and Callaloo.
Howard went on to receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in 2008 for the now novel
Like Trees, Walking. Like Trees, Walking was also a
finalist for both the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Hurston-Wright
Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in 2008.
Ravi has recorded commentary for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Massachusetts Review and Callaloo. He also appeared in the Ted Koppel documentary, The Last Lynching, on the Discovery Channel. Howard has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Hurston-Wright Foundation, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His television production work has appeared on HBO, ESPN, Fox Sports 1, and NFL Network. He received a 2004 Sports Emmy for his work on HBO’s Inside the NFL.
A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Howard now lives in Mobile, AL.