Laddee Hubbard

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(Hubbard, Laddee) Laddee Hubbard is the winner of the 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for the Short Story. Hubbard’s debut novel is The Talented Ribkins (Melville House), in which Johnny Ribkins must draw on his family’s unusual collection of superpowers to save himself from the mobster whose money he’s stolen. Toni Morrison writes, “For sheer reading pleasure Ladee Hubbard’s original and wildly inventive novel is in a class by itself.”