Matthew Goodman’s debut novel, Hold Love Strong, (2009, Touchstone Fireside [Simon and Schuster]) was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Book and a USA Today New Voices Pick.

From 2010 to 2013, Goodman taught Multi-ethnic American Literature and Creative Writing at Hunter College and served as the Coordinator of the New York Juvenile Justice Initiative.

From 2013-2016, he taught literature and creative writing at Colegio Nido de Aguilas in Santiago, Chile. His writing has been published by Canteen Magazine, The Jewish Week, Pen America, and Le(f)t Publications. He is a founding member of Kristiania, a Brooklyn-based publishing collective. Currently, Goodman teaches at the University of San Diego and High Tech High International.