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English Reading Series
Fridays at Noon in the HBLL Auditorium

Matt Mendez – November 15, 2020

Matt Mendez is the author of Barely Missing Everything, his YA debut novel, and the short story collection Twitching Heart. Barely Missing Everything has been called a “searing portrait of two Mexican-American families” by Publishers Weekly and “accessible and artful” in a starred review by Kirkus. The New York Times says “has an uncanny ability to capture the aimless bluster of young boys posturing at confidence.” He earned his MFA from the University of Arizona and lives with his wife and two daughters in Tucson, Arizona. You can visit him at