Matt is the author of Sugarhouse, out now with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It’s the harrowing story of renovating a Salt Lake City crack house and his life along with it. It’s a very serious book. No, really it is. Except for the funny parts.
His fiction, creative nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in Tin House, The Huffington Post, Mid-American Review, Fifth Wednesday, Quarterly West, Western Humanities Review, Soundings East, The Isthmus, San Francisco Chronicle, Salt Lake Magazine, Another Chicago Magazine, and in the anthology Food & Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast, which the LA Times said was “Pure fun, pure joy, every last honey-colored, 80-proof, diet-be-damned one of them.”
And he’s almost finished with The Enthusiast, a collection of compulsive essays about obsessive subjects: baking sourdough bread, fixed-gear cycling, rock climbing, spelunking in third-world countries, beef-eating, parenting, and other fairly unreasonable things.