Author: James Mathews

Works Published by UNT Press

Last Known Position

— Vol. 7: of Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction

Published: November, 2008  Pages: 176 

Most of the nine stories in Last Known Position were written upon James Mathews’ return from combat deployment to the Middle East with the D.C. Air National Guard. Life under fire provided the author with both dramatic events and a heightened sense of observation, allowing him to suggest the stress of combat as the driving factor behind extreme yet believable characterization and action. Military experiences and settings cause certain human elements and truisms to emerge more profoundly and dramatically. more... about Last Known Position

  • Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2008
  • \"The Fifth Week\" story selected by Foreword Magazine for its online book club, 2009