Maria Mutch


Maria Mutch’s upcoming novel, Molly Falls to Earth, releases April 28th, 2020 (Simon & Schuster Canada).

She is also the author of Know the Night, a memoir published by Knopf Canada and Simon & Schuster, and the story collection When We Were Birds (Simon & Schuster Canada).

Her essays and short fiction have appeared in Poets & Writers, Alaska Quarterly ReviewThe Normal SchoolGuernica, Guernica's 2014 print anthology, SmokeLongJukedNecessary FictionFiction Writers ReviewWomen's Review of Books blog, Southeast ReviewOcean State ReviewBayou MagazineLiterary MamaThe Drum, The Malahat ReviewFiddlehead 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 being 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.