Assorted links to some of Matthew's other work:
A new piece on the future of the Gulf Coast, and the intersection between high culture and high-stakes gambling.
An article I wrote for Smithsonian, on a fascinating (and long-overlooked) early event in the Civil Rights Movement.
• A chapter from Matthew's novel-in-progress, selected by Pagan Kennedy as Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Santa Fe Writers Project contest.
• Three blog essays (blogsays?) that I wrote for the National Book Foundation about The Stories of John Cheever, The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor, and White Noise.
• Oxford American asked contributors to the 11th Annual Southern Music Issue music-related questions, and then posted our answers. Responses are alphabetical: to see mine, scroll down to "P".