The Book of Matt

Strange Fruit
1:13 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Strange Fruit: Stephen Jimenez, Author of the Controversial 'Book of Matt'

Stephen Jimenez and Jaison Gardner at Carmichael's Bookstore

Stephen Jimenez went to Laramie, Wyo., in 2000, to write a screenplay about the murder of Matthew Shepard. He expected to be researching fairly open-and-shut case which had almost immediately become the national symbol for anti-gay hate crime.

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