Suzanne Matson

Massachusetts, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Suzanne Matson is the author of three novels, most recently, The Tree-Sitter; and two volumes of poetry, Sea Level and Durable Goods.  She has received creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and is a professor at Boston College.


Twitter Username: @SuzanneMatson


  • The Tree-Sitter , W. W. Norton (2006)
  • A Trick of Nature , W. W. Norton (2000)
  • The Hunger Moon , W. W. Norton (1997)
  • Durable Goods , Alice James Books (1993)
  • Sea Level , Alice James Books (1990)


  • National Endowment of the Arts Fiction Writing Fellowship(2012)
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship(2007)
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist's Grant(1998)
  • Robert B. Heilman Dissertation Prize(1987)
  • Academy of American Poets Prize(1986)
  • Susannah McMurphy Fellowship(1984)
  • Poetry Northwest's Young Poet's Prize(1983)


  • Professor of English, Chair of English at Boston College


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Portland State University (June 1981)
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing from University of Washington (June 1983)
  • Doctoral Degree in English from University of Washington (August 1987)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Poetry