Survivors Said contains Matt Pavelich's best stories written over four decades. About the collection, Gish Jen, author of Typical American and The Love Wife , writes, “What writing! The stories in Survivors Said are of the young and the old, of people getting out and people getting by. . . . [A]ll of them are vintage Pavelich: sharp-sighted and phrased just so, they are singularly alert to the worlds in a word.”
In praising Pavelich’s second novel, Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter’s Bone, wrote, “Matt Pavelich is a native Montanan, he knows that world inside and out, and The Other Shoe is rich with details that convince, insights that amaze. His prose is among the most impressive now being written, elegant, nuanced, rough when needed, the high and low of language. The Other Shoe, is a brilliant novel of crime, love, and the American West, and it deserves a wide readership.”
Matt Pavelich was born in St. Ignatius, Montana, and attended the University of Montana, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Northwest School of Law. He is the author of the short story collection, Beasts of the Forest, Beasts of the Field (Owl Creek Press, 1990), which won the Montana Arts Council First Book Award, as well as the novels Our Savage (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004) and The Other Shoe (Counterpoint, 2012). He currently makes his home in Hot Springs, Montana.