Suzanne Matson

Suzanne Matson (Lee Pellegrini)

Professor of English Suzanne Matson will discuss and read from her newest novel, Ultraviolet, at a Dean’s Colloquium on Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in Gasson 100.

Ultraviolet, Matson’s fourth novel, spans a century and two continents to follow the trajectories of three generations of American women as they negotiate the complexities of marriage, motherhood, aging, and the end of life. 

Her previous novels are The Tree-Sitter, short-listed for the PEN New England/L.L. Winship Award, A Trick of Nature, and The Hunger Moon, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Her short fiction has appeared in Harvard Review, Carolina Quarterly, Mussoorie Writers, Pangyrus, and as a Ploughshares Solo. She also has published two books of poetry, Durable Goods and Sea Level

Matson was selected for a Creative Writing in Prose Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2012 and a Boston College Arts Council Faculty Award in 2011.

—University Communications | September 2018