Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His New York Times bestselling novel We Are Not Ourselves has been shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. He lives with his wife and twin children in New Jersey.

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Author Matthew Thomas Reflects on His Father's Alzheimer's Disease

In his acclaimed debut novel, We Are Not Ourselves, Matthew Thomas shares his deeply personal experience of his father's battle with Alzheimer's disease. "He took the news like a champ," the author recalls. His novel, inspired by his father’s ow...

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