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Tune in to the fun. Listen Sunday afternoons at 4 PM for the WordSmitten "About the Books" broadcast. Kate Sullivan interviews Andrew Porter to discuss his short story collection, The Theory of Light and Matter, which won the 2007 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, was published in hardcover in Fall 2008, and will be republished in paperback by Vintage/Knopf in Spring 2010. He received his B.A. in English from Vassar College and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The Theory of Light and Matter received Foreword Magazine’s 2008 “Book of the Year” Award for Short Fiction. The collection of stories was selected by both The Kansas City Star and The San Antonio Express-News as one of the Best Books of 2008. Porter has received numerous fellowships and awards for his work, including the 2004 W.K. Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts from Vassar College, a James Michener-Paul Engle Fellowship from the James Michener/Copernicus Foundation, an Iowa Teaching/Writing Fellowship from the University of Iowa, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His fiction has appeared in One Story, Epoch, The Ontario Review, Prairie Schooner, The Antioch Review, StoryQuarterly, and The Threepenny Review. Currently, Porter lives in San Antonio, where he is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Trinity University. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Tune in to the fun. www.wordsmitten.com www.blogtalkradio.com/wordsmitten www.meetup.com/wordsmitten www.twitter.com/wordsmitten http://www.facebook.com/WordSmitten