His short story collection “I Will Shout Your Name” is available from Press 53. He has won the Shenandoah Fiction Award and the Third Coast Fiction Contest, and been a finalist for the Chicago Tribune Nelson Algren Award.
His fiction has appeared in Crazyhorse, Shenandoah, Third Coast, Arts and Letters, and Bellingham Review. He is currently working on a novel.
As far as critical essays, he’s written about books for the Los Angeles Times, The Rumpus, Open Letters Monthly, and The Quarterly Conversation. He provides resources for writers at his blog Bookfox.
I Will Shout Your Name takes the reader on a wild international tour of cultures and places — Samoa, Australia, Iran, Indonesia — through nine stories with characters who are mysteries even to themselves.
“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.”– 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