Maria Mutch is the author of Know the Night, a memoir published by Knopf Canada and Simon & Schuster, and the upcoming story collection When We Were Birds (spring, 2018, Simon & Schuster Canada).
Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Poets & Writers, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Normal School, Guernica, Guernica's 2014 print anthology, SmokeLong, Juked, Necessary Fiction, Fiction Writers Review, Women's Review of Books, Southeast Review, 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 (issue #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, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2014 and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, as well as chosen for The Globe & Mail's Top 100, MacLean's 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, and is currently working on a novel (to be released by Simon & Schuster Canada, 2019).