Kirkpatrick, Matthew

Matthew Kirkpatrick is the author of the short-story collection “Light Without Heat” (FC2, March 2012) and the novella “The Exiles” (Ricochet Editions, 2013).

Ben Marcus praised the collection’s “taut, formally inventive forays into the soft, fragile core of families. Kirkpatrick’s language is sharp and severe, but beneath the disciplined voice is a writer looking to reveal the most difficult feelings. An extraordinary debut by an ambitious new writer.”

His writing has appeared in Web Conjunctions, Western Humanities Review, DIAGRAM, the Notre Dame Review and Unsaid, and is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly.

He recently finished his Ph.D. at the University of Utah, and is an assistant professor in the English department at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He lives in Forest Park, Illinois.

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