Mathieu Cailler

Poet, Fiction Writer

Los Angeles, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Mathieu Cailler is the author of seven books: one novel, two short story collections, two volumes of poetry, and two children’s titles. His stories, poems, and essays have appeared in over one hundred publications, including Wigleaf, the Saturday Evening Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably the Shakespeare Award, the Short Story America Prize, the New England Book Festival Award, the Los Angeles Book Festival Prize, and the Paris Book Festival Prize. Feel free to connect with him on social media @writesfromla or at


Publications & Prizes


American Fiction Volume 13 (New Rivers Press, 2014)
Forest for the Trees (Hidden Peak Press, 2023)
Journals: ,
Burrow Press Review
Saturday Evening Post
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Catacombs of the Heart (Spartan Press, 2020)
Bluebird Word
Dillydoun Review
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Rise Up Review
Prizes won: 

2023 Winner of Paris Book Festival Prize for general fiction, 2023 Winner for Best Microfiction, 2021 Winner of the Los Angeles Book Festival Prize for Romance, 2017 Winner of the New England Book Festival Prize for Poetry, 2012 Winner of the Short Story America Prize

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Lucille Clifton, Saki, Grace Paley, David Hume, Ernest Hemingway, Ha Jin, Donald Quist, Kali VanBaale, Raymond Carver, Laurie Alberts, T.D. Johnston, Sophfronia Scott, Gary Paulsen, Gary Soto.
What I'm reading now: 
Dispatches by Richard Jackson

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Franco American
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Fluent in: 
English, French, Spanish
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Last update: Dec 10, 2023