Matthew Neill Null is the author of the novel Honey from the Lion and the award-winning story collection Allegheny Front, both set in his native West Virginia. He is the winner of the Joseph Brodsky Rome Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction, and the Michener–Copernicus Society of America Award. Jaimy Gordon, winner of the National Book Award, praised Null as “bound to become one of the most admired and influential fiction writers of his generation.” His stories have appeared in both The PEN /O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Mystery Stories. Null holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a fellow at The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.