Matthew Hooper is a writer, visual artist and teacher of creative writing who has worked as a novel assessor and mentor. He studied a BA in Fine Art at RMIT, then a Post Graduate Diploma in Art History and Cinema Studies at Melbourne University. He completed a MA in Creative Writing at RMIT and studied the Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT. His manuscript for his MA, My Father’s Notebook, was shortlisted for the Overland Novel Prize in 2008. He lives in Carlton in Melbourne, Australia.