PHILLIP H. McMATH

6029 Ridgefield - Little Rock - Ark., 72223
Tel. 50l-868-7172 (Home)
Tel. 50l-396-5416 (Office)
Fax. 50l-374-5ll8
Email. phillip@mcmathlaw.com

Upcoming Events

The Hanging of David O. Dodd, Docudrama directed by Huixia Lu and Will Scott, airs on AETN on September 19th, 2016 at 9:00 PM.
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Public reading the two-act play, " Lincoln's Dream,", at The Weekend Theater on October the 8th at 7:30


Philip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award-Genre Unlimited

The Philip H. McMath Post Publication Book Award is open for nominations between June 15 and October 15

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Phillip H. McMath, writer, trial lawyer and Vietnam veteran, has combined an interest in history, his native South and war, to create a unique body of work in fiction, drama and journalism. One critic said of his second novel, "Arrival Point," that "Phillip McMath knows and evokes the diverse worlds of Vietnam, China, Russia and Arkansas, and uses them adroitly as settings for a tale of intrigue, revenge, love, and human values."

Co-founder of the Porter Fund Prize, a literary award for Arkansas writers. Past president of WORDS, the Arkansas Literary Society.

Read more about Phillip McMath in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas

PERSONAL

Born in Memphis, Tenn., l2/25/45. Married to Carol.

EDUCATION

University of Ark. School of Law, J. D. l973;
Hendrix College and University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, B. A. l967, with double major in English and Dramatic Art.

EMPLOYMENT

Former President of The McMath Law Firm, P. A.
Engaged in general civil practice of law since l973.
Member of International Society of Barristers.
Named One of the Best Lawyers in Arkansas, as selected by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Ike Scott Fellow, Pulaski County Bar Association.

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

1967-1970 U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam in combat as a tank platoon commander. Discharged with rank of Captain.

WRITING

Native Ground, a novel about Vietnam, published by August House Press in l984, (first of a trilogy).
2d Edition by Phoenix Press in 2010.
Available at:
Wordsworth Books
5920 R. St. Little Rock, Ark. 72207
501-663-9198
wordsworthbooks@sbcglobal.net
River Market Books
120 River Market Ave. LR, Ark. 72201
501-918-3093
Barnes and Noble

Arrival Point, a novel published by M & M Press in 1991, (second of the trilogy).
2d Addition published in 2011 by Phoenix Press
Available at:
Wordsworth Books
5920 R. St. Little Rock, Ark. 72207
501-663-9198
wordsworthbooks@sbcglobal.net
River Market Books
120 River Market Ave. LR, Ark. 72201
501-918-3093
Barnes and Noble

Lost Kingdoms, published by Phoenix International Press in 2007 (third of the trilogy).
Winner of the Arkansiana Fiction Award in 2009.
Available at:
Wordsworth Books
5920 R. St. Little Rock, Ark. 72207
501-663-9198
wordsworthbooks@sbcglobal.net
River Market Books
120 River Market Ave. LR, Ark. 72201
501-918-3093
Barnes and Noble

The Broken Vase, a historical novel about the Holocaust, was published in 2010 by the Butler Center, in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was dedicated in a ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel, in 2010
Winner of The Booker Worthen Prize for Fiction, 2011.
Available at:
The Butler Center
401 President Clinton Ave, LR, Ark. 72201
www.butlercenter.org
Wordsworth Books
5920 R. St. Little Rock, Ark. 72207
501-663-9198
wordsworthbooks@sbcglobal.net
River Market Books
120 River Market Ave. LR, Ark. 72201
501-918-3093
Barnes and Noble

Dress Blues, a full-length play produced by The Weekend Theatre in 1999.

The Hanging of David O. Dodd, a full-length play produced by The Weekend Theatre in March of 2011.
Watch a preview of the production on Youtube.

The Hanging of David O. Dodd, Docudrama directed by Huixia Lu and Will Scott, airs on AETN on September 19th, 2016 at 9:00 PM.
View poster

Karski's Message, a full-length play about the Hololcaust produced by The Weekend Theatre in.
April, 2015

“Dracy Lewis,” a short story published by Timberline Press in the Spring l993 issue.

“Rest and Recreation,” a short story published in Timberline Press, Fall l994 issue.

“Micah,” a short story published by The Arkansas Literary Forum in 2000.

"History? Legend? Symbol?: The Story of David O. Dodd," Pulaski County Historical Review, Vol. 61, Number 4, Winter 2013.

Public reading the two-act play, " Lincoln's Dream,", at The Weekend Theater on October the 8th at 7:30

Various free-lance journalist publications and book reviews, including the The Arkansas Lawyer, Soiree, Los Angeles Times, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Arkansas Gazette, Arkansas Times, Independent News Moscow,Tampa Tribune, Washington Times, San Jose Mercury News, New Hampshire Union Leader, Birmingham News and the Idaho Mountain Express.

AWARDS

The Booker Worthen Prize for Fiction for The Broken Vase, in 2011.

Recipient of the Arkansas Library Association's - The Arkansiana Fiction Award for Lost Kingdoms in 2009.

Inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame in 2009.

NEA grant for the publication of Native Ground.

Winner of l993 Freedoms Foundation Award in Communications for a free-lance article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 1992.

Winner 1997 “FRIENDS OF WORDS” award for support of the literary arts in Arkansas sponsored by WORDS, the Arkansas Literary Society.

Awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Jewish Federation of Arkansas in 2011 for teaching the history of the Holocaust and other acts of genocide.

MISCELLANEOUS

Spanish Translator at Wilson School and St. Andrew's Church, Little Rock.

Member of PEN America.

Visiting writer and instructor of creative writing in 2005 and 2007, Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas.

Member of the College of Fine Arts and Communication Advisory Committee for the University of Central Arkansas.

Member of National Association of Scholars and former member of The Board for the Forum of U.S.-Soviet Dialogue.

Member of The Dramatists Guild of America.

Member of the Federalist Society.