Welcome to the Matt Ruff website

I am the author of eight novels, including Fool on The HillBad Monkeys, and the New York Times bestseller Lovecraft Country, which served as the inspiration for the award-winning HBO series.

I’m known for writing in a wide variety of genres. If you’re new to my work and would like some help getting oriented, you can check out this quick-and-dirty guide to the Matt Ruff backlist. Or just scroll down and click on whatever looks interesting…

author photo © 2019 by Lisa Gold
COMING FEBRUARY 21, 2023

The Destroyer of Worlds: A Return to Lovecraft Country

In this thrilling adventure, a blend of enthralling historical fiction and fantastical horror, Matt Ruff returns to the world of Lovecraft Country and explores the meaning of death, the hold of the past on the present, and the power of hope in the face of uncertainty… Read more

Available for preorder in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook formats:

Also by Matt Ruff:


88 Names
Lovecraft Country
The Mirage
Bad Monkeys
Set This House in Order
Sewer, Gas & Electric
Fool on the Hill