Student semi-finalist in novel competition

Matthew Andersson is one of 15 semi-finalists in the nation-wide competition of first novelists.

Excerpt from the Register-Mail:

Knox College student Matthew Andersson has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2007 James Jones First Novel Fellowship.

Andersson submitted the first 50 pages of his novel, “Troy Goes Greek,” to the nation-wide competition, administered by the Master’s Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University of Pennsylvania.

“For the final round of the competition, I was asked to submit a second section of the novel, pages 51 through 100,” Andersson said.

Andersson is one of 15 semi-finalists in the contest, which typically draws more than 600 entries. Results are expected to be announced in late fall.