Matt Sumell’s short stories have appeared in the Paris Review, McSweeney’s, One Story, Esquire, Electric Literature, Noon, and elsewhere. He is the author of MAKING NICE (2015) which received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, was praised as “Sharp and funny…offers up unexpected scenes of deep and sorrowful humanity,” by the NY Times Sunday Book Review, and was chosen by Buzzfeed as one of the Best Literary Debut of 2015, Bustle as 2015’s Debut Books Too Good To Miss, and Fiction Advocate as one of The 10 Best Books Of 2015. MAKING NICE has been optioned by WB for a TV Series. Matt was also picked as a 35 OVER 35 (Thirty-Five Debut Authors Over Thirty-Five). He is a graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA Program in Writing.