Thursday, November 19th: Fiction. Matt Pavelich reads from his new collection of stories Survivors Said. 7 pm.
One of Montana’s and the West’s finest fiction writers, Matt Pavelich is an author of universal appeal. His earlier books, the collection of stories, Beasts of the Forest, Beasts of the Field, and the novels, Our Savage and The Other Shoe, have been acclaimed by both reviewers and fellow authors. Now, with the publication of Survivors Said, his best stories written over four decades, Pavelich reveals extraordinary range and penetrating vision.
Matt was born and raised on a ranch on the Flathead Indian Reservation. He studied writing at the University of Montana and Iowa. His previous books include Beasts of the Forest, Beasts of the Field, collected short fiction, and Our Savage (Shoemaker & Hoard 2004) and The Other Shoe (Counterpoint 2012), both novels. He practiced criminal law for more than 20 years in various parts of Montana and American Samoa.