Zoë Ruiz’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Believer, Salon, The Rumpus, Marketplace, The Weeklings, and The Rattling Wall, among other places. Her writing has been included in the anthologies California Prose Directory, Rooted, and Golden State Writing. She is a staff writer for The Millions. Ruiz received a BA in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz and will be pursuing an MFA in Fiction at Oregon State University in the fall.
Ruiz works as a literary editor, literary event planner, and book publicist.
She is a developmental book editor and edited Nothing Ever Dies by Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, which was a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction. She is the former managing editor of The Rumpus.
She has produced over 100 events and has worked with The Rumpus, PEN Center USA, McSweeney’s, Black Mountain Institute, The Believer and the Last Bookstore, L.A.’s largest independent bookstore. She curates READINGS, a Los Angeles based reading series.
Fun fact: She is the former programs coordinator at 826LA and before that was an 826 Valencia intern.
Follow her on twitter @ruizzoe.
Email her: ruiz (dot) zoe (at) gmail (dot) com.