Matthew Specktor

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Matthew Specktor
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Matthew Specktor at the 2013 Texas Book Festival.
Nationality American
Alma mater Hampshire College;
Warren Wilson College.
Genre novels; screenplays

Matthew Specktor is an American writer whose debut novel, That Summertime Sound, was published in August 2009.[1][2]


He received his Bachelor's Degree in creative writing and literature from Hampshire College in 1984 and holds an MFA in fiction writing from 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.

His second novel, "American Dream Machine," was published by Tin House Books, and a non-fiction book about the motion picture, The Sting was published by Soft Skull Press.


  1. ^ "Book Club: That Summertime Sound - Nylon Magazine". 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Jeremy Irons reads an excerpt from "That Summertime Sound" – a novel by Matthew Specktor «". 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-08-20.