Sequoia Nagamatsu

Fiction Writer

Minneapolis , MN
Minnesota US

Author's Bio

SEQUOIA NAGAMATSU is the author of the national bestselling novel, HOW HIGH WE GO IN THE DARK, and the story collection, WHERE WE GO WHEN ALL WE WERE IS GONE. His work has appeared in publications such as Conjunctions, The Southern Review, ZYZZYVATin House, Iowa Review, and Lightspeed Magazine. Originally from Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area, he was educated at Grinnell College and Southern Illinois University.

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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: 

Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize Shortlist, Ursula K Leguin Prize Finalist, Barnes & Noble Discover Award Shortlist, PEN/Hemingway Award Longlist, Locus Award Finalist, Notable in Best American Horror and Best American Non-Required Reading, 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, Victor Lavalle, Charlie Jane Anders, Kelly Link, Kevin Brockmeier, Stacey Richter, JG Ballard, Cesar Aira, David Mitchell

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Last update: Mar 26, 2024