Null, Matthew Neill

Matthew Neill Null


Matthew Neill Null is a writer from West Virginia, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a winner of the O. Henry Award and the Mary McCarthy Prize in short fiction.  He has received writing fellowships from the Michener-Copernicus Society of America, the Fine Arts Work Center, the University of Iowa, and the Jentel Foundation.  His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Oxford American, PEN / O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, Ploughshares, American Short Fiction, Mississippi Review, and Ecotone, among other journals.  He now coordinates the Writing Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center.

His debut novel, Honey from The Lionwas published by Lookout Books in September 2015.

His story collection, Allegheny Front, is forthcoming from Sarabande Books in May 2016.


September 2015 -- Honey from the Lion published by Lookout Books.

December 2014 -- New work ("Mates") appears in the minnesota review.


October 2014 -- Jaimy Gordon interviews Matt for American Short Fiction.

October 2014 -- "Gauley Season" is reprinted in Best American Mystery Stories 2014.

September 2014 -- A new story, "The Island in the Gorge of the Great River," appears in Ecotone 17.

September 2014 -- New interview in West Branch Wired.

June 2014 -- Lydia Millet has selected Matt's story collection, Allegheny Front, as winner of the 2014 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.  Allegheny Front will be published by Sarabande Books in Spring 2016.

June 2014 -- Matt has received a 2014 Emerging Artist Award from Boston's St. Botolph Club Foundation.

April 2014 -- A new story, "The Slow Lean of Time," appears in the Spring 2014 issue of American Short Fiction.

March 2014 -- Matt's debut novel, Honey From The Lion, will be published by Lookout Books in Fall 2015.

January 2014 -- A new story, "Destinations," appears in the Winter 2014 issue of Mississippi Review.

October 2013 -- A new story, "Gauley Season," appears in the Fall 2013 issue of West Branch.

September 2013 -- Matt is now the Writing Coordinator at the Fine Arts Work Center.

August 2013 -- Matt writes about Eudora Welty and failure for American Short Fiction.  

June 2013 -- A new story, "Natural Resources," appears in Baltimore Review.