Maria Mutch is the author of Know the Night, a memoir/anti-memoir. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Poets & Writers, Guernica, Guernica's 2014 anthology, Southeast Review, SmokeLong, Juked, Necessary Fiction, Fiction Writers Review, Women's Review of Books, Ocean State Review, Bayou Magazine, Literary Mama, The Drum, The Malahat Review, Fiddlehead and Grain. A short story, "Hot Hot Day," published by The Malahat Review (#114) was a Canadian National Magazine Award Finalist.
Born and raised in Canada, she has a degree in visual art from York University in Toronto.
Know the Night, her debut book, is published by Knopf Canada and Simon & Schuster, and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2014 and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, as well as being chosen for The Globe & Mail's Top 100, MacLeans Magazine's Best Reads, and Late Night Library's Literary Voices Program 2014-2015. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two sons. Visit her blog on tumblr.
Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams:
"This memoir finds a candid, capacious language--always curious,
often stunning--for the states of mystery and wonder at its core."
KNOW THE NIGHT