Matt DeVirgiliis

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Author's Bio

I live with my wife and two daughters – my inspiration – in the small beach town of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. My fiction has appeared in Pure Slush Books, Truth Serum Press, 52/250 – A Year in Flash, and Istanbul Literary Review. Prior to fiction, I wrote and produced television shows for The Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, and Baby First Television.

My first book - Damn the Ponytail, an Everytime Press bookis now available for purchase.

You can read most of my work at

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Damn the Ponytail (Everytime Press, 2021)


Pure Slush

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
John Steinbeck, John Cheever, Kent Haruf, Michael Chabon, Alice Munro, Donald Hall, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Anthony Bourdain, Jim Harrison, John Banville, Ernest Hemingway, Ruskin Bond, Raymond Carver, Khushwant Singh, Tim O'Brien
What I'm reading now: 
To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

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Born in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in: 
Washington Township, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Jun 22, 2022