Matt Briggs is the author of eight works of fiction including The Remains of River Names and Virility Rituals ofNorth American Teenage Boys. His first novel, Shoot the Buffalo, was a finalist for the 2006 Washington State Book Award and won the 2006 American Book Award. A new collection will be released by Dr. Cicero Books in 2017. His stories have appeared in The Chicago Review, WordRiot, BULL, Opium Magazine, ZYZYYVA, and elsewhere. His fiction has won a number of prizes including The CityArtist Award from the City of Seattle, The Nelson Bentley Prize in Fiction from the Seattle Review and The Stranger Genius Award. He has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. He lives near Seattle where he is the fiction editor for The Raven Chronicles.
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