Brendan Mathews is the author of the novel "The World of Tomorrow," named an Editors' Choice by the New York Times Book Review. His fiction has twice appeared in The Best American Short Stories and in Virginia Quarterly Review, Salon, Cincinnati Review, and other publications in the US and UK. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland and has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Sustainable Arts Foundation, and the Sewanee Writers Conference. Brendan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his MFA from the University of Virginia. He lives with his wife and their four children in Lenox, Massachusetts, and teaches at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.