Matthew Sweet is a writer and broadcaster with a doctorate in Wilkie Collins from Oxford University.
He has been a director’s assistant at the RSC, a columnist for The Big Issue and film critic of the Independent on Sunday.
He is a presenter for BBC Radio 3’s Night Waves, a reporter for The Culture Show on BBC2, and a panellist for Newsnight Review. He was also the co-host of BBC2’s Edinburgh Show, on which he took tango lessons and compared leg-hair with Russell Brand.
He is the author of Inventing the Victorians and Shepperton Babylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema – which he adapted as a film for BBC Four (“the best documentary I’ve seen all year” – Daily Telegraph). He’s also edited and introduced the work of Wilkie Collins, William Thackeray, George Eliot and Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
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