Nov. 8: VWRS - Matt Bondurant
Matt Bondurant was born and raised in Alexandria, Va. He received his B.A. and M.A. in English from James Madison University, then went on to earn a Ph.D in Creative Writing from Florida State University. He is the author of three novels, The Third Translation (Hyperion 2005), The Wettest County in the World (Scribner 2008), and The Night Swimmer (Scribner 2012), as well as numerous published stories, poems, essays, and reviews. His second novel is currently being made into a film to be released in 2012.
Bondurant's short fiction has appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, The New England Review, and Glimmer Train, among others, and in 2008 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.His poetry was recently featured in Ninth Letter, The Notre Dame Review, and other journals, as well as anthologized in Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft, the most widely adopted creative writing text in America. His reviews and essays have appeared in journals such as The Southeast Review and The Northern Virginia Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He currently teaches literature and writing at the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Visiting Writers Reading Series is supported by Whitman's department of English, the Mabel Groseclose fun, the offices of the Dean/Provost and President, and through a generous anonymous donation.