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O. Henry Prize Winner

Congratulations to Matthew Neill Null, a member of the Class of 2006 and a Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa. Matt’s story, “Something You Can’t Live Without,” is among the 20 stories selected for publication in the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011: The Best Stories of the Year.

An English major at W&L, Matt earned an M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has appeared in the Oxford American, Gray’s Sporting Journal and Shenandoah.

The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 is edited by Laura Furman and will be available in mid-April from Random House’s Anchor Books. Matt’s winning entry first appeared in the Oxford American.