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Oh, hey. 

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My name is Matt Grant, and I'm a writer.

I write about all kinds of things, from personal essays and investigative features to all forms of culture - books, movies and television

I'm also a staff writer at Literary Hub, where I write features and profiles on booksellers and bookstores

Need a copywriter or content marketer for your blog or website? Yep, I do that too!

Matt Grant has all things you want in a reporter: curiosity, attention to detail, a good sense of story, and the ability to do it all quickly and on deadline!
— Jonny Diamond, Editor in Chief, Literary Hub
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As an editor for a book review, I need writers who are nimble, fresh, creative, and intelligent, who can meet deadlines, accept editorial criticism, and revise their work with polish and sensitivity. In short, I need a writer like Matt Grant.
— Joseph Salvatore, Books Editor, The Brooklyn Rail
Matt has a wonderful way with words, transforming my jumbled ideas into clear, concise statements. I highly value his contribution as copy editor.
— Brittany Edwards, CEO, Sisterdo Haircare


Graphics created by    Emily Anderson   .

Graphics created by Emily Anderson.

When Bison Attack - The Smart Set

“Before Yellowstone, I never thought about the murderous qualities of buffalo. After Yellowstone, it was all I could think about.”

In my next personal essay published in The Smart Set, I write about a harrowing encounter with bison at Yellowstone National Park and how, when it comes to nature, we are never quite the victims we think we are.

In the inevitable times of confusion, anger, and pain that follow an unexpected loss, I’ll never forget what Joan Didion wrote in The Year of Magical ThinkingI read it years ago, long before any of this happened. In order to not feel so alone after her husband died of a heart attack, Didion turned to books.

Why the Muppets Defaulted on Their Student Loans - The Billfold

See why Kermit, Fozzie, and the rest of the Muppet gang are in too deep with debt.


I read a lot of literary fiction, which I really enjoy. As much I like these books, I often have to ask myself: what gives with all the adultery?