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Brendan Mathews

Brendan Mathews writes fiction and teaches at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. A 2011 finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Prize, he has published in Best American Short StoriesCincinnati ReviewGlimmer Train, and others.


This Is Not a Love Song

Summer 2013 | Fiction

She was Kitty to her parents, Katherine to the nuns in high school, Kate when she was in college. But to anyone who knew her then—​Chicago in the first years of the nineties, her hands tearing at her guitar like a kid unwrapping a Christmas prese [...]

Dunn & Sons

This is the story my father never tells. It is August 1973. My father, Theobald Dunn, is twenty-four. For the past three years he has been stationed at a US Army base in Alaska, listening for the first stirrings of a Soviet missile launch. Before [...]