Mr. Mathews’ short fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Epoch,Glimmer Train Stories, Southwest Review, TriQuarterly, and The Southern Review. In 2007, he was awarded the Emily Clark Balch Prize by VQR and the McGinnis-Ritchie Prize by Southwest Review. He is also the recipient of a Henry Hoyns Fellowship from the University of Virginia and a Stanley Elkin Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers Conference. He has worked as a journalist, editor, and digital media producer for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Britannica.com, the University of Chicago, the University of Virginia, and others. BA, with highest honors, phi beta kappa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MFA, University of Virginia. Mr. Mathews has taught at the University of Virginia.