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Matthew Eck

Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20091106, 20081121

Named one of the top five writers under 35 to watch by the National Book Foundation, Matthew Eck discusses his novel, The Farther Shore, touted by Salon as “the first great war novel of our generation.” Eck enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1992 and served in Somalia and Haiti before returning to the U.S. to earn degrees in literature and creative writing.

| Subject Matter: Military, War | Interview Year: 2008 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: National Book Foundation's Top Five Writers Under 35 to Watch |

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