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Matthew Klam

Biography

Matthew Klam

Matthew Klam lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife. In 1999 he was named one of the twenty best young fiction writers in America by The New Yorker. He is an O. Henry Award winner. His nonfiction has been featured in such places as Harper's and The New York Times Magazine.

Matthew Klam

Books by Matthew Klam

by Matthew Klam - Fiction, Humor, Satire

Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a weeklong arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It’s a place where, every year, students show up to study with an esteemed faculty. One of the attendees this year is a forty-one-year-old painting student named Amy O’Donnell. Rich and Amy met at the conference a year ago, shared a moment of passion, then spent the winter exchanging inappropriate texts and emails and counting the days until they could see each other again. Once more, Rich finds himself worrying about his family’s nights without him and trying not to think about his future as an illustrator at a glossy magazine about to go under. He can’t decide whether Amy is going to rescue or destroy him.