Meet Matthew Sullivan

Join us for conversations with the author in November 2021.

2021 Tour Dates


Awards and Recognition

—  Winner of the Colorado Book Award

—  A Library Reads pick

—  American Library Association's Year's Best Genre Fiction, Mystery, shortlist

— Seattle Public Library's Top Ten Novels of 2017

A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick



Matthew Sullivan

Matthew Sullivan grew up in a family of eight children in  Colorado. He received his B.A. from the University of San Francisco, his M.F.A. from the University of Idaho, and his short stories have been awarded the Florida Review Editor's Prize and the Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize.

In addition to working for years at Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver and at Brookline Booksmith in Boston, he has taught writing at colleges in Boston, Idaho, and Poland. Since 2003, he has been teaching writing, literature, and film at Big Bend Community College in rural Washington State.

He is married to a librarian, Libby, and has two children and a scruffy dog named Ernie. He and his family recently relocated to Anacortes, Washington.

He is currently at work on a stand-alone novel, a murder mystery set in a strange small town in the Pacific Northwest.


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