Jim Ruland

Jim  Ruland
Ruland, Jim: - Jim Ruland is the author of the award-winning novel Forest of Fortune and the short story collection Big Lonesome. He is the co-author of My Damage with Keith Morris, founding member of Black Flag, Circle Jerks and OFF!, and Giving the Finger with Scott Campbell, Jr. of Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch. Jim writes about punk and pop culture for Razorcake -- America's only non-profit independent music zine. He also writes book reviews and author profiles for the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Jim's work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Believer, Electric Literature, Esquire, Granta, Hobart and Oxford American, and has received awards from Reader's Digest and the National Endowment for the Arts. He runs the Southern California-based reading series Vermin on the Mount, and is a member of the Golondrina arts collective in Barrio Logan.