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The Hundred-Year Flood / Writing with MATTHEW SALESSES

Friday, September 23, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus

Friday, September 23 / 4pm LAUREL HALL Room 101 The Hundred-Year Flood by MATTHEW SALESSES / Q&A

Co-sponsored by Asian/Asian American Studies Institute and the Creative Writing Program at the University of Connecticut

Open to the Public

MATTHEW SALESSES is the author of the novel The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A/Amazon Publishing), an Amazon Bestseller, Best Book of September, and Kindle First pick; an Adoptive Families Best Book of 2015; a Millions Most Anticipated of 2015; a Thought Catalog Essential Contemporary Book by an Asian American Writer; and a Best Book of the season at Buzzfeed, Refinery29, 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 the Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in creative writing and service, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, [PANK], HTMLGIANT, IMPAC, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from Emerson College, and he is Cambor Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Houston, where he also teaches. In 2015, he was named one of 32 Essential Asian American Writers by Buzzfeed.

Matthew has served as Fiction Editor of The Good Men Project, Editor-in-Chief of Redivider Journal, and Online Fiction Editor of Gulf Coast. He is currently the Web Editor of Pleiades and serves on the boards of Green Mountains Review and Machete (an imprint of The Ohio State University Press). He has taught for the Writers @ Work and Boldface writing conferences and Inprint, Writespace, and Grub Street, both in the classroom and online.


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