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Matt Briggs

Seattle, Washington, United States


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Matt Briggs grew up in the Snoqualmie Valley, raised by working-class, counter-
culture parents who cultivated and sold cannabis. Briggs has written two books set in
rural Washington chronicling this life, The Remains of River Names and Shoot the
Buffalo. Critic Ann Powers wrote of Briggs first book in the New York Times Book
Review, "Briggs has captured the America that neither progressives nor family-value
advocates want to think about, where bohemianism has degenerated into dangerous
dropping out." Briggs has published a number of collection of stories, including The
Moss Gatherers and The End is the Beginning. Of his stories, Jim Feast wrote in the
American Book Review, "All of Briggs’s zigzagging stories are told with great
attention to the details of lowbrow culture and the contours of the American

Interests: fiction, hiking, design, desktop publishing, publishing technology, social media

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Misplaced Alice
  • The Strong Man
  • The Remains of River Names
  • The End is the Beginning
  • Shoot the Buffalo
  • The Moss Gatherers