Matthew Salesses

 Email: matthew.salesses@okstate.edu

PhD, University of Houston; MFA, Emerson College

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Writing Pedagogy
  • Asian American literature
  • Asian American Studies
  • Cultural Criticism
  • Literary Criticism

Selected Publications

Books:
  • To Grieve Is to Carry Another Time (Little Brown, 2024)
  • The Sense of Wonder (Little Brown, 2023)
  • Craft in the Real World (Catapult, 2021)
  • Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear (Little A, 2020)
  • The Hundred-Year Flood (Little A, 2015)
  • Different Racisms: On Stereotypes, the Individual, and Asian American Masculinity (Thought Catalog, 2014)
  • I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying (CCM, 2013)
  • The Last Repatriate (Nouvella, 2011)
  • Our Island of Epidemics ([PANK] Little Books, 2010)
  • We Will Take What We Can Get (Publishing Genius, 2009)

Professional Appointments/Service

  • Editorial Board, The Ohio State Series in Literary Nonfiction (Machete), OSU Press
  • Board of Directors, Green Mountains Review
  • One Story Writing Conference, Tin House, Kundiman

Awards and Recognition

  • National Bestseller, Craft in the Real World
  • Amazon Bestseller, The Hundred-Year Flood
  • PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist, Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear
  • Best Books of 2021, Esquire
  • Best Books of 2021, Chicago Tribune
  • 7 of the Best Books about Writing, Book Riot
  • 18 of Our Favorite Books on Writing, Tor.com
  • Must Read Books for 2021, Blue Manatee Literacy Project
  • Most Anticipated Books of 2021, The Millions
  • Most Anticipated Books of 2021, The Lit Hub
  • Most Anticipated Books of 2021, Paperback Paris
  • Best Books of 2020, Thrillist
  • Best Books of October-December, Book Riot (2020)
  • 7 Great Books by Korean American Authors, Thrift Books (2020)
  • Most Anticipated Books of 2020, The Millions
  • 15 Hot Books for Summer, Shondaland (2020)
  • Must Reads for August, Salon (2020)
  • August Book Preview, 1 Brooklyn (2020)
  • Best Books of 2015, Adoptive Families
  • Best Books of September, Amazon (2015)
  • Kindle First, Amazon (2015)
  • Friday Reads, NPR Books (2015)
  • Most Anticipated Books of 2015, The Millions
  • 9 Must-Reads, Gawker Review of Books (2015)
  • 19 Awesome New Books You Need to Read This Fall, Buzzfeed (2015)
  • 17 Awesome New Books You Need to Read This Summer, Buzzfeed (2015)
  • Best Summer Reading, Refinery29 (2015)
  • Best Books of August, Ask Men (2015)
  • Buzzy Fall Books, Chatelaine (2015)
  • 10 Essential Contemporary Books by Asian American Writers, Thought Catalog (2015)
  • Summer Book Guide, Hopes & Fears (2015)
  • 32 Essential Asian American Writers, Buzzfeed (2015)