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Matt Bell is the author most recently of the novel SCRAPPER, which will be published in September 2015 by Soho Press. His last novel, IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS, was a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, a Michigan Notable Book, and an Indies Choice Adult Debut Book of the Year Honor Recipient, as well as the winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. He is also the author of two previous books of fiction, HOW THEY WERE FOUND and CATACLYSM BABY, and a non-fiction book about the classic video game BALDUR'S GATE II, published in 2015 by Boss Fight Books.
His writing has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Tin House, The New York Times, Conjunctions, Gulf Coast, The American Reader, and many other publications. Born in Michigan, he now teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.