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Featured Author: Matthew Neill Null

Matthew Neill Null's second book, Allegheny Front, publishes today! Here you can find all the information about book reviews, author interviews, promos, and upcoming events.

Read an excerpt from allegheny front:

Electric Literature has listed Allegheny Front as part of their recommended reading series. You can read the full story "Gauley Season" on their website for free. 

A Book Launch Event:

The book launch for Allegheny Front will take place on May 19 at McNally Jackson Books in New York, NY, where Null will be joined in conversation by author Sam Lipsyte. You can find the press release for the event here.

Best of Lists:

A number of media outlets have placed Allegheny Front on their lists of best forthcoming books, best books of 2016, and best books of the season:

Interviews with Matthew Neill Null:

You can read an interview with Matthew Neill Null here from American Short Fiction.

Electric Literature has an interview with Null, in which he discusses the spirit of place and landscape of West Virginia in his collection.

Null and Allegheny Front are featured Largehearted Boy's blog series Book Notes, in which authors discus a music playlist related to their work. 

Reviews and Praise:

Within that setting of crags, foreboding forests, and onrushing creeks, Null finds poetry and moments that can sometimes bear something like grace. . . . Null is a natural writer with much to say.

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Allegheny Front runs its fingers virtuosically across the keyboard of West Virginia’s history, lighting on two centuries’ worth of farmers and drovers, hunters and fishermen, scientists, poachers, preachers, and criminals. . . . Astonishingly vivid . . . Stories of symphonic complexity and power.
Violence is inevitable in these stories...but there is plenty of beauty, too. The scope of the collection contains voices from multiple generations, and the result is a kaleidoscopic portrait of a distinctive region of North America, as well as an exercise in finding the universal in the particular
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