Benjamin Matvey

Location Brooklyn, NY
IM () @benmatvey

Books by Benjamin Matvey
  • by Josh McIlvain (editor), Christopher Munden (editor), Greg N...
    Don Ron Books, 2009.
  • About Me

    My fiction has been published in Stickman Review, The Externalist, Generation X Journal, Sunday Salon, and in the anthology Philly Fiction 2. My short story “Big Secrets” was named Cynic Magazine’s “Best of 2008." Two of my stories have been performed in Philadelphia’s prestigious “Writing Aloud” series. In the next month my short stories will appear in both Wilderness House Literary Review and Intellectual Refuge. My play—Brie! The Musical Dissertation, co-written with Anneliese Euler—was produced in Philadelphia thanks to a development grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts. My screenplay, No Regrets, has been optioned by Amy Lo, producer of the award-winning film Planet B-Boy, and we are in negotiations with directors to bring it to the big screen. I also recently finished my first novel, X.

    Why do you write?

    All joking aside (a preparatory phrase I feel I have to put before everything I write), I once considered giving up writing, even though I had been writing comic books and horror stories since before I could even, well, write. I realized in those few months that I write because conceiving of the world and my and other's lives as a narrative injects meaning into things and moments that are perfectly happy to have no meaning, and it can also can take easy explanations away from those self-contented phenomena that really wish you wouldn't stare at them so long.

    Benjamin Matvey's Wall

    Robert Schroeder – May 07, 2013

    Mr. Matvey: I've posted a new story and would be honored if you had a look. Any/all comments welcome.

    Lisa Abellera – Jul 19, 2012

    Also, I want to thank you for your kind comments on "Lola."

    Lisa Abellera – Jul 19, 2012

    I think I was just sort of stumbling around the site when I found “InfiniDate” (no way I could pass up reading a story with a title like that). I’m new to Fictionaut and joined a few groups with interesting stories posted. I found your story in the Mad Hatters Review’s group.

    Jim V – May 27, 2012

    Benjamin, glad you liked my poem, "Cupid's Marksmanship." Nice meeting you!

    Michael Gillan Maxwell – May 24, 2012

    Hi Benjamin! Thanks so much for reading and commenting on For The Raven. Much appreciated! Looking forward to reading your novel in progress!

    utoo – Apr 11, 2012

    Thanks for the welcome Benjamin. I look forward to reading your work.

    Michael Gillan Maxwell – Apr 11, 2012

    well-if you're followin' me then I'm followin' you! ;-)

    Chris Galvin – Feb 08, 2012

    Thanks for the welcoming shout on my wall! :)

    Fiddleblack – Jan 31, 2012

    Thanks for the welcome!

    Kurt Baumeister – Jan 30, 2012

    Thanks for your post Benjamin. Nice to meet you!

    Tim G. Young – Dec 16, 2011

    So nice to hear from you. Thanks and as you know, it's great to be here!

    Bill Yarrow – Oct 10, 2011

    Glad you liked the Dali poem. Thanks for reading and commenting on it!

    Bill Yarrow – Aug 03, 2011

    Thanks for commenting on and faving the Euclid poem, Benjamin. Appreciate it very much.

    Meg Pokrass – Jul 07, 2011

    thank you for your comment on "The Serious Writer & her Pussy"! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Darryl Price – Jul 20, 2010


    Benjamin Matvey – Jul 20, 2010

    Thank you! Well, I may start at the beginning, then...

    Robert Vaughan – Jul 19, 2010

    Welcome to Fictionaut! Dive right in!

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