Maria Mutch


Maria Mutch is the author of Know the Night, a memoir published by Knopf Canada and Simon & Schuster, and the story collection When We Were Birds (spring, 2018, 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, 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 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, 2020).




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