John Matthew Fox
John Matthew Fox has published in Crazyhorse, Third Coast, Shenandoah, and the Chicago Tribune. He provides editing services and resources for writers at the literary blog Bookfox, which has received mentions from The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and The Huffington Post. He earned an MFA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University, but after teaching at the collegiate level for a decade, he decided to focus on Bookfox full time. After traveling to more than forty countries and living in three, he has settled down in Orange County, California, with his wife, twin boys, and six chickens. I Will Shout Your Name is his debut collection of short fiction.
Praise for I Will Shout Your Name
John Matthew Fox is a writer of rare power, untold beauty, and focused precision. Combining the gravity of his acumen as a storyteller with the knife-blade edge of his discernment concerning class, gender, race, and religion, his stories resound as both personal and infinite. In this collection, I Will Shout Your Name, the heart is given solace.
—Shann Ray, American Book Award winning author of Balefire and American Copper
John Matthew Fox has a keen ear for the music of doubt that harmonizes so quietly with the sweet melodies that pass for faith. I Will Shout Your Name is a worthy debut from a writer worth your time.
—Kyle Minor, author of Praying Drunk
[Fatu Ma Futi] is an amazing story. The story buried beneath the story becomes more apparent and also more enigmatic as the story we’re presented with happens on the surface … Writers so often write the real story so obliquely, at times you wonder if they might have missed it, themselves. But there’s no doubt here: the magician’s trick of now-you-see-it/now-you-don’t is always subtly within the author’s grasp.
—Ann Beattie, author of The Accomplished Guest