The Art of Camping by Matthew de Abaitua
‘The Art of Camping: The History and Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars’ by Matthew De Abaitua is both a history of camping and a memoir of a year spent touring with his wife and three children and is published by Hamish Hamilton this week. Matthew graduted from the UEA MA in Creative Writing in 1994. His first novel ‘The Red Men’ was published by Snowbooks in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award. He was for several years the Deputy Editor of the magazine The Idler and co-edited with Tom Hodgkinson ‘The Idler’s Companion: An Anthology of Lazy Literature’.