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Sequoia Nagamatsu teaches first-year writing (frequently in Environmental Conversations) and creative writing courses with a specialty in fiction. He is the national bestselling author of the novel, HOW HIGH WE GO IN THE DARK (William Morrow/HarperCollins & Bloomsbury, 2022), a New York Times Editors' Choice, as well as the award-winning Japanese folklore inspired story collection, WHERE WE GO WHEN ALL WE WERE IS GONE (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). His writing has appeared widely in journals, magazines, and anthologies such as Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Zyzzyva, The Iowa Review, Lightspeed Magazine, The Bellevue Literary ReviewTin House, and One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories. Along with his wife, he co-edits Psychopomp Magazine, an online quarterly specializing in genre-bending and innovative prose. His next novel, Girl Zero, is forthcoming from William Morrow/HarperCollins and Bloomsbury UK in 2024. 


Prior to St. Olaf, he taught at The College of Idaho and lived in Boise. He originally hails from Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area. His interests include innovative prose, science-fiction, hybrid genres, fabulism and magical realism, and literary journal editing/publishing. He resides in Minneapolis with his wife, a dog, a cat, and a robot dog.