Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

Faculty Forum with Brendan Mathews

Monday, September 18

Alumni Library


Join Professor Brendan Mathews for the first Faculty Forum of the semester. He will read from his debut novel The World of Tomorrow, followed by a Q&A. Books will be available for sale by The Bookstore in Lenox.

The World of Tomorrow is a story of three brothers caught up in a whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal in teeming prewar New York. It has received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, and Library Journal, among other accolades, and made The Center for Fiction's 2017 First Novel Prize long list.

"What a beguiling debut Brendan Mathews has given us in The World of Tomorrow: clever, smart, ambitious, richly textured, and moving." - Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Everybody's Fool

Brendan Mathews writes fiction and teaches at Bard College at Simon's Rock. A 2011 finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Prize, he has published in Best American Short Stories, Cincinnati Review, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others.