Adam Matthews was born in South Africa during apartheid. He grew up in a Toronto suburb, where he became conversational in Jamaican patois, rolled with underachievers and learned the wonders of Hong Kong-style crispy noodles.
After earning his MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he lived in New York for a decade. He’s written for Mother Jones, GOOD, Spin, Details, Monocle, The Village Voice and The Globe and Mail, lectured at his alma mater and contributed to BBC radio. He has won the 2004 Press Club of Long Island's Feature Award and been anthologized in De Capo Press’ Best Music Writing of 2007. He is currently an editor at OPEN Magazine in New Delhi and resides in one of the Indian capital's leafier colonies.