|W&Lâ€™s Glasgow Endowment Presents W&L Alumni Matthew Null Reading from Debut Novel|
Lexington, VA (Nov. 24, 2015) - Washington and Lee Universityâ€™s Glasgow Endowment will sponsor a public reading by fiction writer Matthew Neill Null on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Null, a 2006 graduate of Washington and Lee, will be reading from his first novel, â€śHoney from the Lionâ€ť (2015). There will be a book signing afterward and the University Book Store will have books available for sale.
In addition to his above debut novel, Null is the author of â€śAllegheny Frontâ€ť (forthcoming, 2016), which received the Mary McCarthy Prize. He is also the author of stories including â€śThe Island in the Gorge of the Great Riverâ€ť (2014) in â€śEcotone;â€ť â€śGauley Seasonâ€ť (2014) in â€śWest Branch,â€ť which was reprinted in â€śThe Best American Mystery Stories;â€ť and â€śDestinationsâ€ť (2014) in â€śMississippi Review.â€ť
He also is the author of essays including â€śNo Judgment, No Message, No Mercy: At Ninety-Five, Maria Beig Remains Deeply Under Read in Americaâ€ť in â€śParis Review Dailyâ€ť (2015) and â€śI Read Dead People: Eudora Welty and Failureâ€ť in â€śAmerican Short Fictionâ€ť (2013).
Null is the winner of the Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, and his fiction has appeared in journals including â€śAmerican Short Fiction,â€ť the â€śOxford American,â€ť â€śThe PEN/O. Henry Prize Storiesâ€ť and â€śPloughshares.â€ť
He holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writersâ€™ Workshop and was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he is currently the writing coordinator.
The Glasgow Endowment was established by the late Arthur G. Glasgow for the â€śpromotion of the expression of art through pen and tongue.â€ť In the past four decades the endowment has hosted authors including Claudia Emerson, Natasha Trethewey and Raphael Campo.