Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula Award-nominated writer and World Fantasy Award-nominated editor.
His story “The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye” was a 2014 Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story. And his story “The Sounds of Old Earth” was a 2013 Nebula Award nominee for Best Short Story. The story also made the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List.
His short stories have appeared in Lightspeed, Nightmare, Clarkesworld, io9.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, and the anthologies Cyber World, Naked City, After,The People of the Book, and The Mammoth Book of Steampunk, and elsewhere.
His first novel, King of Shards, was hailed as “Majestic, resonant, reality-twisting madness,” from NPR Books. Kressel is currently writing a near-future Young Adult thriller.
Kressel co-hosts the Fantastic Fiction reading series at the famous KGB Bar alongside veteran speculative-fiction editor Ellen Datlow. The monthly series highlights luminaries and up-and-comers in speculative fiction.
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In 2011 Kressel was nominated for World Fantasy Award in the category of Special Award, Non-Professional for his work editing Sybil’s Garage.
In 2003 he started the speculative fiction magazine Sybil’s Garage, and the stories and poetry therein have received multiple honorable mentions in the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror. Under the rubric of Senses Five Press, Kressel published Paper Cities, which won the 2009 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.
Kressel has been a long-time member of Altered Fluid, a Manhattan-based writing group. He is also obsessed with the film Blade Runner.
When he’s not writing, Kressel designs websites, which he has done for Stanford University, Columbia University, the magazines Strange Horizons, Weird Tales, Fantasy, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, writers Genevieve Valentine, Nicholas Kaufmann, Chris Willrich, and many others. He has written web and mobile applications for ADP, Alliance Bernstein, Vyve Broadband, Nikon, and many others. His business website is here.
Matthew Kressel is represented by Michael Harriot of Folio Literary Management.