Matt Burgess

Visiting Assistant Professor English
Fiction writing; journalism; crime fiction; poetry.

Old Main, 205
Telephone: 651-696-6514

Matt Burgess was born in Jackson Heights, Queens. His first novel, Dogfight, A Love Story, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, an Indie Next selection, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, one of Publishers' Weekly's top ten debuts of the season, and a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award. He received a BA in English Literature at Dartmouth College and an MFA in Fiction Writing at the University of Minnesota. His second novel, Uncle Janice, is forthcoming from Doubleday.

Areas of Study

  • Fiction Writing
  • Journalism
  • Genre Fiction
  • Comics and Graphic Storytelling
  • Poetry

2014-2015 Courses

  • Introduction to Creative Writing (150-05 and 150-06), Fall 2014
  • Crafts of Writing: Creative Writing through Homer (281-02), Fall 2014
  • Introduction to Creative Writing (150-05 and 150-06), Spring 2015