Matt Carr

Matt Carr is a writer and journalist, living in Derbyshire England. He is the author of four published books, #000000;"> My Father’s House (Penguin 1997), The Infernal Machine: a History of Terrorism (New Press 2007), recently republished in the UK as The Infernal Machine: an Alternative History of Terrorism (Hurst & Co 2011), Blood and Faith: the Purging of Muslim Spain (New Press 2009, Hurst 2010), and Fortress Europe: Dispatches from a Gated Continent (New Press/Hurst 2012). As a journalist, he's written for various print publications including The Observer, The Guardian, The New York Times, History Today, Race & Class, Geographical magazine, Red Pepper and New Politics. He's a regular contributor to The First Post website and the IPS news agency. Matt has also appeared on British, American and Canadian radio as a guest contributor, usually on terrorism-related issues. He has lectured and given seminars in a number of British universities, schools and cultural and educational institutions, including Derby, Newcastle and Nottingham universities and the Cervantes Institute in London.