Matt Bondurant was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. He received a B.A. and an M.A. in English at James Madison University and a Ph.D. at Florida State University where he was a Kingsbury Fellow. His short fiction has appeared in journals such as "Glimmer Train", "Prairie Schooner", and "New England Review", among others. His first novel, "The Third Translation", was sold in fifteen countries. He currently lives and writes in northern New York.