I’m very excited to speak with author and blogger Matthew Salesses on this episode. Matthew is an author, blogger (The Good Men Project), and currently working on his doctorate at the University of Houston. He is Korean-born and adopted by an American family at age 2. Listen in to this interesting conversation about his Mixed experience, his writing and his work.-Heidi Durrow
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Matthew Salesses is the author of a novel, I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying; a novella, The Last Repatriate; two ebooks, Different Racisms and the forthcoming All-American Bear Terrorizes Canada, both from Thought Catalog Books; and two chapbooks, Our Island of Epidemics and We Will Take What We Can Get. His latest project is a serialized novel, Marked, to be illustrated and published by Gazillion Voices.
Matthew was adopted from Korea at age two, and writes a column about his Korean wife and their baby for The Good Men Project. He also serves as the Project’s Fiction Editor. He has written for The New York Times Motherlode blog, NPR Code Switch, the Center for Asian American Media, Salon, Glimmer Train, The Rumpus, Hyphen, American Short Fiction, and others.
Matthew has received awards and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, [PANK], HTMLGIANT, IMPAC, Inprint, and others. He did his MFA at Emerson College, where he edited Redivider Journal, and he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Houston.
Matthew teaches creative writing at Inprint, Writespace, Grub Street, and elsewhere, both in the classroom and online.