A native of St. Louis, Matthew Pitt's first short story collection, ATTENTION PLEASE NOW, won the Autumn House Fiction Prize; it later received Late Night Library’s Debut-litzer Prize and was a finalist for the Writers League of Texas Book Award. Recent fiction appears or is forthcoming in BOMB, Epoch, Michigan Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, and EVERYWHERE STORIES: SHORT FICTION FROM A SMALL PLANET (Press 53). Over thirty other stories have been published in such forums as BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES, Cincinnati Review, Oxford American, Hobart, and The Southern Review, and have been cited in multiple end-of-year anthologies. Matthew's work has won awards from the New York Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, and been short-listed in several end-of-year anthologies. Matthew is a fiction faculty member at the 2015 Taos Summer Writers' Conference, and an Assistant Professor at TCU, where he was recently honored as the English Department Teacher of the Year.