Matt Bell

Matt Bell is the author of In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, a Michigan Notable Book, an Indies Choice Adult Debut Book of the Year Honor Recipient, and the winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. He is also the author of two previous books, How They Were Found and Cataclysm Baby, and his most recent novel, Scrapper, was published in September 2015. His stories have appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Best American Fantasy, Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, The American Reader, and many other publications. He teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.


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The Deep Wound

A writer's best work tends to acknowledge early obsessions, especially the conflicted ones....


Beyond Measurable Time and Space

IN HIS NOVEL If on a winter’s night a traveler, fabulist Italo Calvino commented, regarding sex and reading, that the ...

Beyond Measurable Time and Space


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