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Sequoia Nagamatsu teaches first-year writing and creative writing courses with a specialty in fiction and literary publishing. 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 work has recceived positive coverage in varied venues such as Scientific American, NBC, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Esquire Magazine, The Guardian, Good Housekeeping, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Literary honors include being a finalist for the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize and Locus Award, shortlistings for The Barnes & Noble Discover Prize and Waterstones Debut Fiction prize, and longlistings for the PEN/Hemingway Award and Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.
His short fiction has appeared widely in journals, magazines, and anthologies such as Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Zyzzyva, The Iowa Review, Lightspeed Magazine, The Bellevue Literary Review, The Southern Review, Tin House, and One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories. For many years, he co-edited Psychopomp Magazine, an online literary journal of innovative prose.
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.