Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

James Hamblin, MD
Joyce Carol Oates
Don Share
Jesse Andrews

Jonaki Ray
Devon Miller-Duggan
Kenneth Pobo
Sofiul Azam
Dalton Day
E. Hughes
Whitney Mackman
Kailee Marie Pedersen
R. A. Allen

Alex Simand
Nicholas A. Renteria
Jill Kiesow
Glenn Shaheen

Andrew S. Campbell
Eric Rampson

Maryah Converse
T.A. Norman
DT Clifton

Elżbieta Łabowska
Joseph O'Boyle
Shaima Sobhy
Gray Lyons
Gorden Kegya
Angelo Arnold
Steven Chmilar
Brea Weinreb
Isobel Cortese
Pavel Romaniko
Dragana Grujicic
Brian Cirmo

Jesse Andrews is an award-winning young adult author, having written the novels Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and The Haters. He is currently at work on his third book, Munmun. He wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and won both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize. In June 2017, Andrews revealed that he adapted David Levithan’s bestselling novel Every Day for the screen.

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Isobel Cortese

Isobel Cortese is an artist working in miniature. Inspired by all that is weird and wonderful, from the environment and social justice to curiosity boxes and dark tales, she creates scenes that replicate daily life with a dark twist. From afar the scenes look pretty, but as one looks closer, it's quite the opposite. The spark of curiosity and the element of surprise is why she loves working in miniature. Cortese works in mixed media which allows plenty of creativity to explore the best materials for making her scenes. She likes to encapsulate her miniature worlds beneath glass domes or other unusual vessels.