Matthew Tobin Anderson (M. T. Anderson), (1968- ) is an author, primarily of picture books for children and novels for young adults. Anderson lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His picture books include Handel Who Knew What He Liked, Strange Mr. Satie, The Serpent Came to Gloucester, and Me, All Alone, at the End of the World. He has written such young adult books as Thirsty, Burger Wuss, Feed, The Game of Sunken Places, and Whales on Stilts : M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales.
Major Awards: Feed was a 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner, a 2003 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, and a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award.
Handel Who Knew What He Liked was a 2002 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book.
Anderson's short fiction has appeared in several collections:
"The Mud and Fever Dialogues," edited by Megan McCafferty. Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (Three Rivers Press, 2004).
"Watch and Wake," edited by Deborah Noyes. Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales (Candlewick, 2004).
"My Maturity, In Flames," edited by Jon Scieszka. Guys Write for Guys Read (Viking, 2005).
"Barcarole for Paper and Bones," edited by Gary Paulsen. Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (Simon & Schuster, 2003).
"A Brief Guide to the Ghosts of Great Britain" (memoir), edited by Jill Davis. Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places (Viking, 2003).
Anderson attended Harvard, University of Cambridge, and Syracuse and worked at Candlewick Press before Thirsty was accepted for publication. Anderson is a part-time instructor at Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont