Matthew Wainwright

Matthew Wainwright is an author of young adult historical fiction. His debut novel, ‘Out of the Smoke’, which is set in the criminal underworld of Victorian London, has been well-received in primary and secondary schools across the country.

Matthew works closely with local schools and libraries in Greenwich and Lewisham, holding creative writing workshops and promoting literacy in the classroom.

He is also fluent in British Sign Language, and has a passion for encouraging a love of literature in deaf young people.