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Matthew Kneale

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About the Author

Matthew Kneale is the authorof the novel When We Were Romans, the short story collection Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance and the novel English Passengers, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and was short-listed for the Booker Prize. He is a keen traveler who has lived in Japan, Canada, and Italy, and has journeyed extensively across the globe, visiting seven continents and walking in mountains from New Guinea to Ethiopia, Patagonia to Pakistan. Kneale lives in Rome, Italy, with his wife and two children.

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