Close up of Nevada Writers Hall of Fame medal and Silver Pen.

Matthew O'Brien

2011 Silver Pen Awardee


Matthew O’Brien is an author, journalist and teacher best known for the nonfiction book Beneath the Neon about homeless people living in the Las Vegas Valley. He was formerly a staff writer, news editor and managing editor of the alternative weekly Las Vegas CityLife. In July of 2017 he relocated to San Salvador in Central America to teach literature at an English-language preparatory school.