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Mattilda’s new novel, Sketchtasy, is out now from Arsenal Pulp Press!!!

NPR chooses Sketchtasy as one of the Best Books of 2018!!
“Sycamore paints an unsparing and unsentimental portrait of survival in a homophobic era, and her writing is beyond beautiful. Sketchtasy is a powerful firecracker of a novel; it's not just one of the best books of the year, it's an instant classic of queer literature.”

Read reviews in BOMB, in The Believer, in Seattle Review of Books, and in The Millions, read interviews in the Los Angeles Times, in Jezebel, and in The Rumpus, and listen to interviews on Between the Covers and on Otherppl

Listen to Mattilda read from Sketchtasy at the San Francisco Public Library, at Skylight Books, and at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Read excerpts from Sketchtasy in The Rumpus, in Electric Lit, in Flavorwire, and in Dig Boston

Order Sketchtasy from Elliott Bay Book Company, from McNally Jackson or from your local independent bookstore via Indiebound

Mattilda’s next book, The Freezer Door, will be published by Semiotext(e) in fall 2020!!

Read the call for submissions for Mattilda's next anthology,
Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis

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