ABOUT RUTH GORING
Ruth Goring’s picture book Adriana’s Angels / Los ángeles de Adriana was released in English and Spanish editions in September 2017 by Sparkhouse Family (Augsburg Fortress). A Chicago Tribune article about Adriana’s Angels is available at http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-books-adrianas-angels-1205-story.html; a Chicago Public Radio (Worldview) interview about Adriana’s Angels and a Colombia trip can be heard at https://www.wbez.org/shows/worldview/global-activism-author-of-adrianas-angels-revisits-colombia-with-family-after-decades/d97c859c-ee85-483a-99d8-7d3e75005349. She grew up in Colombia, and in recent years she has provided peace accompaniment and human rights advocacy there, including creating a series of chalk pastel portraits of Afro-Colombians. Ruth is passionate about diversity in children’s books
and is learning picture-book
Her poetry collections are Soap Is Political (Glass Lyre, 2015) and Yellow Doors (WordFarm, 2003). Her poems have also appeared in Calyx, RHINO, Crab Creek Review, Pilgrimage, Sin Fronteras, New Madrid, Iron Horse Literary Review, and elsewhere. Hear her 2015 Chicago Public Radio reading/interview
about Colombia and poetry at
Ruth is a senior manuscript editor at University of Chicago Press and teaches in the Graham School’s editing certificate program.
I believe that children respond to beauty, and books for them should be beautiful. My work is highly textured, inviting contemplation. Currently I’m developing an image-rich book for parents and children to explore together, featuring metaphors for the Divine; it’s slated to be published by Beaming Books (imprint of 1507 Media / Augsburg Fortress) in fall 2019.