Matthew was adopted from Korea and has written about adoption, race, and parenting for NPR’s 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 others.
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, and he is currently a Cambor Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Houston.
Matthew serves as Online Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast and Fiction Editor for The Good Men Project. He teaches creative writing for Inprint, Writespace, and Grub Street, both in the classroom and online, and he is available for private editing and book consultations.