M. T. Anderson

M T. Anderson has worked as a DJ, music reviewer and an editorial assistant at a children’s publisher before becoming a writer and teacher of creative writing. He is an author of books for children and young adults. His picture books include, “Handel Who Knew What He Liked”, “Strange Mr. Satie”, “The Serpent Came to Gloucester” and “Me, All Alone, at the End of the World”. His young adult books include, “Thirsty”, “Burger Wuss”, the dystopian novel “Feed”, “The Game of Sunken Places” and also “Whales on Stilts: M.T. Anderson’s Thrilling Tales” and its sequel “The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen”. His books are highly acclaimed and he has won several awards including, The Michael L. Printz Honor Book for literary excellence in young adult literature (given by the Young Adult Library Services Association) 2007, and the National Book Award for Young People, for “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Volume 1: The Pox Party”. “Feed” was named a 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner, a 2003 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, and a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award and “Handel Who Knew What He Liked” was a 2002 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.