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Meet the Faculty

Brendan Mathews

Brendan Mathews

Brendan Mathews

Creative Writing (Fiction), Literature, First Year Seminar
Division: Languages & Literature
Appointment: 2007

Hall College Center
413-644-4281
bmathews@simons-rock.edu

 

Education:

BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MFA University of Virginia

Professional History:

University of Virginia

Publications/Book Chapters/Exhibitions/Performances

  • "This Is Not a Love Song," Virginia Quarterly Review 89:2 2013
  • "My Last Attempt to Explain to You What Happened with the Lion Tamer," Best American Short Stories 2010, ed. Heidi Pitlor, guest ed. Richard Russo. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. October 2010
  • "My Last Attempt to Explain to You What Happened with the Lion Tamer," Port Magazine 3 (2011) & Cincinnati Review 6:1 (2009)
  • "Salvage," FiveChapters.com (2010)
  • "Henry and His Brother," Manchester Review 4 (2010)
  • "Dunn & Sons," Virginia Quarterly Review 83:3 (2007) *
  • "Airborne," Epoch 56:1 (2007) *
  • "How Long Does the First Part Last?" Glimmer Train Stories 63 (2007)
  • "Concerning the So-Called One and Only God, as Told by Anu the All-Seeing Lord of the World-Covering Sky Vault," Southwest Review 92:1 (2007)
  • "Heroes of the Revolution," TriQuarterly 126 (2007)
  • "What We Make," The Southern Review 41:4 (2005)

* Listed among the "100 Other Distinguished Stories" in Best American Short Stories 2008

Awards/Grants

  • Finalist, Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Prize, 2011
  • Simon's Rock Faculty Development Fund Grants, 2007 & 2008
  • Newcomer Award, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 2008
  • Emily Clark Balch Prize, Virginia Quarterly Review, 2007
  • McGinnis-Ritchie Prize, Southwest Review, 2007
  • Stanley Elkin Scholarship, Sewanee Writers' Conference, 2006
  • Henry Hoyns Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2003-05
  • Whitfield Prize for top honors thesis in English, University of North Carolina, 1991
  • Phi Beta Kappa, North Carolina alpha chapter, 1990
  • James M. Johnston Scholarship, University of North Carolina, 1987-91