Since 2011, Matt has published lyric essays in AGNI (Spring 2011 and Fall 2012), Black Warrior Review (Winter 2012), Cutbank (Fall 2012), Kenyon Review (Summer 2012 and forthcoming Spring 2015), Seneca Review (Spring/Fall 2012), and Threepenny Review (Fall 2012).
Matt was awarded the 2012 Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and spent the 2011-12 academic year at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. In 2010, he received a 2010 Whiting Writer’s Award and a 2010 Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship in Marfa, Texas.
Julia’s Morning Show at KVSF was voted in the top three local radio programs by readers of The Santa Fe Reporter in 2013. She was a Site Santa Fe honored educator 2013 and was moderator for two high profile Santa Fe mayoral debates for the 2014 municipal election. In 2012-13, Julia also served as coordinator with the organization MIX Santa Fe, working specifically on website content and data content regarding local creative economy issues.
Author of the award-winning short film, “My So-Called Apocalypse,” Julia was the recipient of Mix Santa Fe’s video project micro-grant, and official selection at the 2011 Atlanta Horror Film Festival. She was recently named nonfiction editor for the acclaimed literary website The Nervous Breakdown.
In 2013, James published BOMBSHELL: A NOVEL with Soft Skull Press, following up 2011’s I, JUDAS. Bombshell has received rave notice from the Huffington Post, AfterEllen.com, Ms. Magazine, KQED/NPR and The Rumpus. The New York Times featured Bombshell on its 2013 summer ‘Shortlist’ of International Thrillers, placing it “somewhere between the macho-hipster fantasies of Quentin Tarantino and the banshee-activist theatrics of Pussy Riot dwells Varyushka Cash…Now that’s entertainment.”
James has recently published essays and criticism at The Rumpus, International Times, The Nervous Breakdown, Fiction Advocate, Sensitive Skin, Bold Type, Sleeping Fish, and Headzine.