Matthew Taub

Location Brooklyn, NY
Occupation Attorney

About Me

Matthew A. Taub is a writer and lawyer living in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared (or will soon be appearing) in Absinthe Revival, The Weekenders, Red Ochre LiT's BLACK&WHITE Magazine, The Squawk Back, Schlock Magazine and Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. He is currently working on his first novel, DEATH OF THE DYING CITY, a panorama of New York City's rapid gentrification and shifting cultural enclaves in the 1990s. Rotating character-driven vignettes are connected by Mark Newstein, a young ethically-imperiled attorney facing additional issues of romantic upheaval. Excerpts appear at

Why do you write?

Though a work of fiction, the novel grew out of my fascination with the traumatic history of New York City’s emergence from the doldrums, as well as witnessing truly vexing issues involving the ugly underbelly to the legal profession and wanting more— more from the justice system, and more from the individuals who make a living within it.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Inspiration for the literary style and themes of my novel came many prior works, including Richard Price’s "Lush Life," Tom Wolfe’s "Bonfire of the Vanities," and Jonathan Lethem’s "The Fortress of Solitude."

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