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Matthew Salesses

Author, THE HUNDRED-YEAR FLOOD
Houston, TX
Matthew Salesses is the author of The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A/Amazon Publishing), an Amazon Best Book of September and a Kindle First pick, and a season’s best selection at Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Gawker, and elsewhere. His other books include I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying (Civil Coping Mechanisms), Different Racisms (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 Center for Asian American Media, The Rumpus, and The Good Men Project, among others. His fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Witness, West Branch, PEN/Guernica, and many more. 

Matthew has received awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, [PANK], HTMLGIANT, IMPAC, Inprint, and elsewhere. He did his MFA at Emerson College, where he edited Redivider Journal. He is currently a Cambor Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing & Literature at the University of Houston, where he serves as Online Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast. He teaches an online novel course for Grub Street.