Suzanne Matson

Suzanne Matson’s most recent novel is The Tree-Sitter, published by W. W. Norton and shortlisted for the PEN New England/L. L. Winship Prize in 2006. Her previous two novels, also from Norton, are A Trick of Nature and The Hunger Moon. She is currently writing a collection of linked short stories, which includes “Pie.” Her books of poems are Durable Goods and Sea Level, published by Alice James Books. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Matson teaches at Boston College. She’s received writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the American-Scandinavian Foundation, as well as an Academy of American Poets Prize and Poetry Northwest’s Young Poet’s Prize. Her website is

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