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Matt Debenham's Biography

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Westport, CT
Married to Caissie St.Onge
Feb 2010

Matt Debenham’s fiction has appeared in Roanoke ReviewThe PinchPainted Bride QuarterlyNorth Atlantic Review, and elsewhere. He was Peter Taylor Scholar at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and has received a fiction fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.  He holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars.  His story collection, The Book of Right and Wrong, winner of the OSU Press Prize for short fiction, will be published in June 2010.  He lives in Westport with his wife, the writer Caissie St.Onge, and their two children.

Influences

Everything I've ever read, in one way or another. More specifically: Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding, Amy Hempel, Denis Johnson, Stephen King, Alice Mattison, Mary-Beth Hughes, John Steinbeck, George Saunders, Olive Ann Burns, Pam Houston, Ralph Lombreglia.

Upcoming Works

The Book of Right and Wrong (stories), coming June 2010

Recommended Links

Publishers

Ohio State University Press

Interests & Hobbies