Matthew Gavin Frank

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In the Press

FLIGHT OF THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS

Hard-bitten and starkly poetic. Matthew Gavin Frank digs deep into South Africa’s brutal mining territories and strikes unlikely signs of life. The most precious gems in this story are, unexpectedly, flesh and feathers. An incredibly raw, personal, and original tale.

THE MAD FEAST

 

 

Never has a country-spanning food romp felt this subversive. Frank’s essays—which dissect signature dishes from all 50 states—are nothing short of brilliant…. [A]n exploration of humanity, life, and tastes, the book is delicious. A-

PREPARING THE GHOST

 

 

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection named one of the Best Books of the Year by Shelf Awareness Memory, mythology, and obsession collide in this “slyly charming” (New York Times Book Review) account of the giant squid.

 
NOAH STRYCKER

 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY


NEW YORK TIMES

Bio

Matthew Gavin Frank’s next nonfiction book, Flight of the Diamond Smugglers (about, among other things, the ways in which carrier pigeons were used by diamond smuggling rings in coastal South Africa) is forthcoming from W.W. Norton: Liveright in February 2021. 

He is also the author of the nonfiction books, The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food (W.W. Norton: Liveright, 2015), Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer (W.W. Norton: Liveright, 2014), Pot Farm (The University of Nebraska Press, 2012), and Barolo (The University of Nebraska Press, 2010); the poetry books, The Morrow Plots (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), Warranty in Zulu (Barrow Street Press, 2010), and Sagittarius Agitprop (Black Lawrence Press, 2009).

 
 

News & Events

  • Essay Daily Salon (in conversation w/ Nicole Walker and Ander Monson)
    Mar 01, 8:00 PM EST
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  • Gramercy Books (in conversation w/ Aimee Nezhukumatathil)
    Mar 04, 7:00 PM EST
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  • Changing Hands Bookstore (in conversation w/ Matt Bell)
    Mar 09, 6:00 PM MST
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    Tempe, AZ.
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  • Peter White Public Library
    Mar 10, 7:00 PM EST
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    Reading: Marquette, MI.
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  • Prairie Lights Books
    Mar 19, 7:00 PM
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    Part of The Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction: Nonfiction Writing Program, The University of Iowa: https://english.uiowa.edu/resources/events/krause-series-contemporary-nonfiction-reading-matthew-gavin-frank
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  • Downtown Writers Center: Syracuse, NY.
    Mar 26, 7:00 PM EDT
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  • Point Reyes Books (in conversation w/ Elena Passarello)
    Apr 08, 7:00 PM PDT
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Contact

Agent Rayhané Sanders:

Massie & McQuilken Literary Agents

rayhane (at) mmqlit (dot) com

Publicist Kathy Daneman

Kathy Daneman Public Relations

kathy (at) kathydaneman (dot) com

Publicist Cordelia Calvert

W.W. Norton and Company
Tel. 212-790-7244 | ccalvert (at) wwnorton (dot) com

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