Matthew Kressel is a writer and software developer. His debut novel, King of Shards (Arche Press, 2015), was hailed as "majestic and resonant" by NPR Books.

His many works of short fiction can be found in Lightspeed Magazine, Clarkesworld Magazine, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, io9, Nightmare Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2018 (ed. Horton; Prime Books, 2018), and The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Three (ed. Clarke; Night Shade Books, 2018), as well as many other magazines and anthologies. His story "The Last Novelist (Or a Dead Lizard in the Yard)" was a 2017 Nebula Award finalist and a 2018 Eugie Award Finalist, while "The Sounds of Old Earth" and "The Meeker and the All-Seeing Eye" were also Nebula finalists (2013 and 2014, respectively). His work has also been translated into seven languages.

As a software developer, Matthew created the Moksha submissions system, in use by many of the largest spec-fic publishers today. Alongside Ellen Datlow, he co-hosts the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series in New York. Find him online at @mattkressel or