M.T. Anderson is the author of adult short stories, children's books, and young adult novels. The first volume of Anderson's Octavian Nothing saga was awarded the National Book Award and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Prize. His 2002 novel Feed was the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and has been described by Newsday as being written in the tradition of A Brave New World and 1984. He has been published in the Northwestern Review, Conjunctions, and the Colorado Review. Anderson lives in Cambridge.