Matthew Salesses

Texas, United States

Member Since: 07/08/2016

MATTHEW SALESSES is the author of the novel The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A/Amazon Publishing), an Amazon Best Book of September, a Kindle First pick, an Adoptive Families Best Book of 2015, a Millions Most Anticipated of 2015, and a Best Book of the season at BuzzfeedRefinery29, and Gawker, among others. Forthcoming are a new novel, The Murder of the Doppelgänger (Little A, 2018), and a collection of essays, Own Story (Little A, 2019). His previous books include I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying (Civil Coping Mechanisms), Different Racisms: On Stereotypes, the Individual, and Asian American Masculinity (Thought Catalog Books), and The Last Repatriate (Nouvella).

Matthew was adopted from Korea and has written about adoption, race, and parenting for NPR Code Switch, The New York Times Motherlode, Salon, The Toast, The Millions, The Rumpus, the Center for Asian American Media, and The Good Men Project, among others. His fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Witness, West Branch, PEN/Guernica, and many others.

Matthew has received awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, [PANK], HTMLGIANT, IMPAC, Inprint, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Emerson College. He is currently a Cambor Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Houston. He is the Web Editor of Pleiades and serves on the boards of Green Mountains Review and Machete (an imprint of The Ohio State University Press).



Twitter Username: @salesses

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction