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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

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Fellowship Awards 2018
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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is the award-winning author of a memoir and three novels, and the editor of five nonfiction anthologies. Her memoir, The End of San Francisco, won a Lambda Literary Award, and her previous title, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?, was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book.

Mattilda’s anthologies include Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity and That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation, which are widely taught in the university setting. She has written for a broad range of publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Bookforum, and BOMB.

She recently finished The Freezer Door, a book about desire and loss, sexual ethics, and gentrification, set in current-day Seattle. She’s working on a book about her fraught relationship with her late grandmother, a visual artist from Baltimore, tentatively titled Touching the ArtSketchtasy, her third novel, will be out in October 2018.

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