Matt Bell


Matt Bell is the author of “How They Were Found,” a collection of fiction published by Keyhole Press in 2010, and “Cataclysm Baby,” a novella forthcoming from Mud Luscious Press in 2012, as well as three chapbooks, “Wolf Parts,” “The Collectors” and “How the Broken Lead the Blind.”

His fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, Hayden's Ferry Review, Gulf Coast, Willow Springs, Unsaid, and American Short Fiction, and has been selected for inclusion in anthologies such as “Best American Mystery Stories 2010” and “Best American Fantasy 2.” His book reviews and critical essays have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, American Book Review and The Quarterly Conversation.

He works as an editor at Dzanc Books, where he also runs the literary magazine The Collagist, and previously taught writing at the University of Michigan. In Fall 2012, he will join the faculty in the Creative Writing program at Northern Michigan University. His first novelIn the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods” will be published by Soho Press in Spring 2013.

Matt Bell will be a panelist at our October, 2012 symposium: Information, Space and Time: The Arts, Creativity and Learning in the 21st Century.