Author Archives: Robert Nagle

Ebook Announcement: Second Death of E.A. Poe and Other Stories by Jack Matthews

Second Death of E.A. Poe and Other Stories by Jack Matthews — to be published November 15, 2021. Continue reading

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A brief commercial announcement

Now Jack Matthews fans can buy JM content through payhip online store. Continue reading

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“Hangers Stout” in Real Life

Vids of people in real life who try the sport of “hanging” (described in Jack Matthews’ novella Hanger Stout, Awake). Not as easy as it sounds! Continue reading

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Cover Preview: Second Death of E.A. Poe (Stories)

Preview of the book cover for the upcoming story collection by Ohio author Jack Matthews Continue reading

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VIDEO: Jack Matthews on the storytelling craft

In 2012 Jack Matthews gave an audio interview about his writing guide, A Worker’s Writebook. This video gives excerpts from this interview and at the end, Matthews, reads from his chapter “Pointedness of the Tale.”

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Afterward to the 2019 Edition

I included this afterward to the revised edition of a Worker’s Writebook, which has now been pushed to the major stores. I’ll be posting audio from Jack Matthews about this book and others very soon! I take some credit for … Continue reading

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Hanger Stout, Awake! at 50 Years: A Rumination

In May 2018, to commemorate 51 years after initial publication, Personville Press will release a 2nd edition of Hanger Stout, Awake. The second edition will include this  new preface which I wrote for it.   When author Jack Matthews (1925-2013) talked … Continue reading

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Antaeus magazine’s “Neglected Books of the 20th Century”

Jack Matthews was proud to learn that his early novella Hanger Stout, Awake was listed by Antaeus magazine as one of the “Neglected Books of the 20th century.” Personally, I think some of his later novels are more remarkable — … Continue reading

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New (old) audio, New (old) photos by Jack Matthews

I first got acquainted with author Jack Matthews by stumbling upon an audio interview he did with Don Swaim in 1984. Swaim used to run a literary interview show on CBS radio; later Swaim released the extended interviews with these … Continue reading

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Story Collection: Abruptions: 3 Minute Stories to Awaken the Mind

Book Description During the last decade of his life, author Jack Matthews wrote a series of 1-2 page prose pieces (which he dubbed “Abruptions” or “very short stories that end abruptly”). Matthews had already published over 20 books of fiction … Continue reading

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