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Suzanne Matson

Suzanne Matson received a BA in English from Portland State University, an MA in creative writing from the University of Washington, and a PhD in English from the University of Washington, where she was awarded the Robert B. Heilman Dissertation Prize, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and the Susannah McMurphy Fellowship. A 2012 fellow in fiction writing from the National Endowment for the Arts, Matson has also received creative writing fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, among others. Previous novels include The Tree Sitter, which was shortlisted for the PEN New England/L. L. Winship Award, A Trick of Nature, and The Hunger Moon, which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Her fourth novel, Ultraviolet, was called "fascinating and stirring" by Publishers Weekly in a starred review. Matson's short fiction has appeared in Harvard Review, Carolina Quarterly, Mussoorie Writers, Pangyrus, and as a Ploughshares Solo. Her autobiographical, literary, and op-ed essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Globe, Childthe Seattle Times, the American Poetry Review, Harvard Reviewand Mid-American ReviewShe teaches at Boston College.

Review in Publishers Weekly
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