Fairfield University presents Matthew F. Bradley with English Department Fiction Award


Matthew F. Bradley of Northbrook, Ill., who graduated from Fairfield University on May 20, received the English Department's Fiction Award for his story, "Boxing American." To compete, candidates must submit a body of work on fiction that shows promise and consistency.

With echoes of Kafka, Bradley's story was called a "most original and very ambitious work" by one of the judges. Another commented that it is "a story that creates it own unique world." The general consensus among the judges was "this story is unlike any boxing story one is likely to read." Bradley was an English Major.

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Posted on June 1, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 227