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Matt Briggs

Author's Bio

The New York Times Book Review wrote of Matt Briggs’ first collection of stories, The Remains of River Names, “Briggs has captured the America that neither progressives nor family-value advocates want to think about, where bohemianism has degenerated into dangerous dropping out.” Matt Briggs was raised in the Snoqualmie Valley, about thirty miles east of Seattle.

Publications and Prizes

Shoot the Buffalo (ClearCut, 2005), The Moss Gatherers (StringTown Press, 2005), Misplaced Alice (StringTown Press, 2002), The Remains of River Names (Black Heron Press, 1999)
Reading Seattle: The City in Prose (University of Washington Press, 2004), Split: Stories From a Generation Raised on Divorce (McGraw-Hill, 2002)
American Book Award, 2006 Stranger Genius Award in Lit, 2003

Matt Briggs Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Janet Frame, Kevin Sampsell (A Common Pornography), Gary Lutz (Stories in the Worst Way), Flannery O'Connor, Borges, Kafka, Faulkner, Willie Smith (Oedipus Cadet), HL Davis (Honey in the Horn), Ken Kesey (Sometimes a Great Notion), Peter Elbow (Writing without Teachers), Iris Murdoch (The Sea, The Sea), Lee Williams (After Nirvana), Matthew McIntosh (Well), Christine Schutt, Margaret Atwood, Nabokov, Malcolm Lowry (Under the Volcano), Georges Perec (Species of Spaces)

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Listing last updated: July 26, 2009

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Born in:
Seattle, WA
Raised in:
Snoqualmie, WA

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