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Korean-American Novelist and Essayist Reads from His Work

Date: 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST March 6, 2018 Location: Frank Manor House

Frank Manor House

MATTHEW SALESSES was adopted from Korea and has written about adoption, race, and parenting for NPR Code Switch, The New York Times, Motherlode, Salon, The Rumpus, The Kenyon Review, 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. He has received awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, [PANK], HTMLGIANT, IMPAC, Inprint, and elsewhere. Buzzfeed named him one of 32 Essential Asian American Writers in 2015.

He 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, 2019), and a collection of essays, Own Story (Little A, 2020). His previous books and chapbooks include Different Racisms: On Stereotypes, the Individual, and Asian American Masculinity (Thought Catalog Books), and The Last Repatriate (Nouvella).

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