Sequoia Nagamatsu

Fiction Writer

Minneapolis , MN

Author's Bio

Sequoia Nagamatsu is the author of the Japanese folklore inspired collection of short stories, Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone (Black Lawrence Press). His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Conjunctions, ZYZZYVA, The Fairy Tale Review, and Black Warrior Review. He co-edits Psychopomp Magazine, an online quarterly dedicated to innovative prose ( and is an assistant professor at St. Olaf College. He is currently working on a second story collection and a novel.

Publications & Prizes

One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories (New Internationalist, 2009)
Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone (Black Lawrence Press, 2016)
Prizes won: 

Foreword Reviews Indies Book of the Year Award Silver Medal 2017, Copper Nickel Editors' Prize for Prose, Finalist, 2012 Cutbank Chapbook Contest Finalist 2012 Jaimy Gordon Fiction Prize (Third Coast) Semi-Finalist, 2012 Black River Chapbook Contest, Black Lawrence Press

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Italo Calvino, Jonathan Lethem, Haruki Murakami, Brian Evenson, Lance Olson, Ron Currie, Etgar Keret, Kelly Link, Kevin Brockmeier, Stacey Richter, Pinckney Benedict, JG Ballard, Dawn Raffel
What I'm reading now: 
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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Asian American
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Last update: Jul 23, 2018