Matt Gallagher

Instructor of Creative Writing, From Blog to Book faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Author, former U.S. Army Captain and veteran of the Iraq War.

M.F.A., Fiction, Columbia University

Matt Gallagher is the author of the memoir Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War and coeditor of, and contributor to, the short fiction collection Fire & Forget: Short Stories from the Long War, both published by Da Capo Press. Kaboom evolved from a blog he kept while deployed to Iraq with the United States Army. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Review, and The Atlantic, among other places, and he has read his work at the PEN/Faulkner Foundation Gala and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He currently serves as a writing instructor for Words After War, a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing civilians and veterans together to discuss literature on war and conflict. He and his wife Annie live in Brooklyn, New York.