Alabama Authors Directory

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Matt Nagin

Hometown: NYC, New York Lives in: Montgomery, Alabama

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About Matt Nagin

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Film, Hybrid, Comedy

Available for: Readings, Workshops, School Programs, In Person, Remote

Bio: Matt Nagin is a comedian and author who has published four books, acted in numerous Film and TV projects, and performed standup in seven countries. As a writer, Matt’s humor book “Do Not Feed The Clown” was published by Tenth Street Press and he’s also put out three poetry books. Additionally, Matt’s story “The Failure” made Best of Across The Margin and his poem “If We Are Doomed” won The Spirit First Editor’s Choice Award. Other work has been appeared in The Binnacle, NY’s Best Emerging Poets, …Read More and Rabbit Hole: Weird Stories Vol. 5. He also taught college writing at such institutions as Fordham, Long Island University, and Fashion Institute of Technology. As an actor, Matt’s made many TV and film appearances, including in the film “Tango Shalom,” on the Discovery show “Street Justice: The Bronx,” and in the Amazon show “Hunters” in a scene with Al Pacino. As a standup, Matt appeared on The Dr. Steve Show and performed his one man show at The Edinburgh Comedy Festival.

Works: Do Not Feed The Clown, Tenth Street Press, 2019
Notes From The Bonfire, Burning Flower Press, 2020
Feast of Sapphires, Burning Flower Press, 2018
Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight, Burning Flower Press, 2017
“The Failure” Across The …Read More Margin
“Whose Pandemic Is It Anyway?” The Rabbithole, Vol. 5.
“Birds Singing In My Chest,” New York’s Best Emerging Poets 2019
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Awards: “The Failure,” Best of Across The Margin 2021
“Birds Singing In My Chest,” Spirit First Editor’s Choice Award 2018
Finalist, Award Cinema, New York City Film Festival 2017
Best Supporting Actor, Nice International Film Festival 2017
Best Short Film, …Read More Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes 2016

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