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 projects are a serialized novel, Marked, to be illustrated and published by Gazillion Voices, and a novel, The Hundred-Year Flood, forthcoming from Little A/Amazon Publishing in August 2015.
Matthew was adopted from Korea at age two. He has written about adoption, race, and parenting for NPR Code Switch, The New York Times Motherlode blog, Salon, the Center for Asian American Media, Hyphen, The Rumpus, and often for The Good Men Project, where he is the Fiction Editor and a Contributing Writer. 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 teaches creative writing at Inprint, Writespace, Grub Street, and elsewhere, both in the classroom and online.