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Matt Bates - Editorial Expert

About Matt Bates

Matt Bates has worked in the books industry for over 30 years, and until June 2018 was the Fiction Buyer for WH Smith Travel. He is currently Editor-at-Large for Muswell Press and studying English Literature and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. He has previously been rated as one of the Top 1000 most influential Londoners in the Evening Standard, and in 2017 was named as one of The Bookseller 100 list.

In 2016 he was a judge for both the Costa Book Prize (Novel) and chair for The Booksellers Association Debut Fiction Category Prize. He is an Associate Vice President of the Romantic Novelists Association, has been involved in numerous book industry panels and contributed to book-related articles in The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express, The Bookseller and Writers Forum magazine. 

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