Author Matthew De Abaitua

Matthew De Abaitua’s first novel The Red Men was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award and has been republished by Gollancz to coincide with the release of Shynola’s short film, Dr Easy, which is adapted from the first chapter. His non-fiction memoir and history, The Art of Camping: The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars was published in 2011 by Hamish Hamilton and Penguin. The Economist described it as one of the books of the year. His next two novels, "If Then" and "The Destructives" were signed by Angry Robot Books in December 2014. Matthew lectures on Creative Writing at Brunel University and Writing Science Fiction at the University of Essex. Visit his website at or follow him on Twitter at @MDeAbaitua.