Matthew De Abaitua was born in Liverpool in 1971. After graduating from the University of East Anglia Creative Writing MA studying under Malcolm Bradbury, he joined The Idler as Deputy Editor and was Literary Editor of Esquire. He is the author of three novels, The Red Men, If Then and The Destructives. A movie adaptation of The Red Men is currently in development.
His memoir and history The Art of Camping: The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars was described by The Economist as one of the books of 2011. He lectures on creative writing and science fiction at the University of Essex and lives in Hackney.
Read more about Matthew at http://www.harrybravado.com.
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