Matthew Asprey Gear


MATTHEW ASPREY GEAR is an Australian writer. His book 'At The End of the Street in the Shadow: Orson Welles and the City' is now available from Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press.

He is one of the founding editors of Contrappasso Magazine. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Senses of Cinema, Bright Lights Film Journal, Crime Factory, PopMatters, Island, Extempore, and Over My Dead Body! Many of his novellas are available in chapbook and ebook formats. In 2011 Matthew Asprey Gear graduated with a PhD in Media Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney. He has lectured on cinema and creative writing.

Some of his work is published under the name Matthew Asprey. It’s all his.

Where to find Matthew Asprey Gear online


Lewis L'Amour (a novella)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,180. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Western
The latest comic misadventure of Australian historical novelist Arthur James Lewis, last seen in Matthew Asprey Gear's 'Lewis and Loeb' (2013).
Contrappasso Magazine: Noir Issue: International Writing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,510. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A special noir-themed issue of Contrappasso Magazine, an independent journal of international writing. This one's a grab bag of essays, interviews, and new and classic poetry focusing on noir in film and fiction.
Contrappasso Magazine, Issue 4: International Writing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
CONTRAPPASSO is an independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia. Issue 4 features writing from Mexico, China, Russia, Italy, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, the USA, and Australia.
Lewis and Loeb (a novella)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,270. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Last seen in an obscure 2005 short story, Matthew Asprey's Lewis is back in a new comic misadventure set in Tbilisi.
Contrappasso Magazine, Issue 3: International Writing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,540. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Essay » Literature
CONTRAPPASSO is an independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia.
Contrappasso Magazine, Issue 2: International Writing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 104,750. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Essay » Literature
CONTRAPPASSO is an independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia. Issue 2 contains interviews with Elmore Leonard & Clive Sinclair. Contributors: Mimi Lipson, John Salazar, David Thomson, Paul Pax Andrews, Peter Doyle, Antigone Kefala, Chris Andrews, Mark O’Connor, Paolo Totaro, Paolo Fabrizio Iacuzzi, Floyd Salas, and others...
Angelique in San Francisco (a novella)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,320. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Set entirely at night in a repressive atmosphere of Patriot Act paranoia, Matthew Asprey's 2012 novella 'Angelique in San Francisco' dramatizes a young woman's quest to discover her heritage.
Contrappasso Magazine, Issue 1: International Writing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 47,990. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
CONTRAPPASSO is an independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia. Issue 1 features James Crumley, Lester Goran, Floyd Salas, James Scott Linville, Noel King, Vanessa Berry, Mimi Lipson, Peter Doyle, and poetry by Elias Greig, Pip Muratore, Lindsay Tuggle, Tessa Lunney, Chris Oakey, Fiona Yardley, and Paolo Totaro.
To Murder My Love Is A Crime!: Stories of Desperate Men
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Three comic stories by Matthew Asprey. 'Villa des Bijoux' recounts the obsessive hunt for a location used in Alfred Hitchcock’s 'To Catch A Thief' (1955) on the Cote d’Azur. 'Gut Bucket Blues' was originally published in the Australian jazz journal Extempore. 'To Murder My Love Is A Crime!' is a noirish comedy of obsession, frustrated desire, and Mr Donut doughnuts.
Red Hills of Africa (a novella)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
'Red Hills of Africa' is Matthew Asprey's comic novella of dangerous erotic entanglement and literary obsession. From Madrid to Marrakech and onwards into the Atlas Mountains, 'Red Hills of Africa' dramatizes the allure of literary pilgrimage as well as the dangerous pursuit of the pleasures of transgression. It also fondly explores the paradoxes of Ernest Hemingway.
Sonny's Guerrillas (a novella)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,470. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Restless and impoverished, a young Australian composer seizes the opportunity to write the soundtrack for an ultra-low budget and politically explosive historical film about the Greek Civil War. 'Sonny's Guerrilas' is a novella dramatizing the political, artistic and erotic adventures of a multi-national twentysomething generation drifting through an unsettled globalised Europe.

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