Interview: Matthew Chabin

Matthew Chabin is a writer from Portland, Oregon.  He was a journalist in the US Navy and studied literature and philosophy at Southern Oregon University.  His writing is a mixture of memoir, journalism and fiction.  He is the winner of the 2015 Miglior Press Essay Contest, and is currently pursuing larger publishing goals.  He lives in Nagano Prefecture of Japan with his wife and two cats. His story, “Father of Dread,” appears in Cthulhu Lies Dreaming: Twenty-three Tales of the Weird and Cosmic.

Like many of the writers we publish, he has lived a fascinating life. Listen as Salomé Jones chats with him here. (about 17 minutes)

 

 

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