Tuesday, December 01, 2015


“Ryan is committed to the writing life… The evidence of his hard work is found in his precise, musical sentences.” --Frank Conroy

"Ryan's seriousness is his most striking trait. It might better be called gravity. It is no doubt largely attributable to a somewhat unconventional upbringing, toward which he has developed a thoughtful and respectful detachment. He has a marvelous eye for the textures of the most commonplace experience, the kind that familiarity makes almost subliminal."   

--Marilynne Robinson