Matthew Specktor at the 2013 Texas Book Festival.
|Alma mater||Hampshire College;
Warren Wilson College.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, his father was a talent agent and his mother was a screenwriter. Specktor worked in film development for many years, and has written several screenplays, most notably an adaptation of Shirley Hazzard's novel "The Transit of Venus", which was optioned by Warner Independent Pictures.
Specktor's writing has appeared in Open City, Salon, and in various anthologies.
- "Book Club: That Summertime Sound - Nylon Magazine". Nylonmag.com. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
- "Jeremy Irons reads an excerpt from "That Summertime Sound" – a novel by Matthew Specktor «". Jeremyirons.net. 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
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