For the Fall 2014 issue of West Branch Wired, Matthew Neill Null talks to West Branch interns Dan Haney and Stef Spanfeller.

Mathew Neill NullWest Branch: Setting is central to your work. You're a writer of place, portraying your home state, West Virginia, in all its flawed beauty. Could you talk about the importance of place and heritage in your work?

Matthew Neill Null: My family has been there a long time - before it was a state, before this was a country - so I like to think that heritage has helped give my work an expansive sense of time, of change.

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