The Heart of the Arts: Author Matt Bell

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Matt Bell is a prolific author of dark and surreal novels, including this year's Scrapper, about a scrap-hunter in a dystopian Detroit. A Michigan native, Bell moved to Arizona two years ago to teach for Arizona State University's MFA program. This segment is the first of a four-part series on the Phoenix literary scene hosted by author Robert Isenberg.

Bell's collection of short stories, A Tree or a Person or a Wall, will be released from Soho Press in September. Learn more about Bell's many books at


*Note: The original on-air broadcast Matt Bell feature ends at 2:45, the full interview audio (web-only) follows.


Produced by Jane Hilton and Robert Isenberg