Matthew Engel is a journalist and author. He writes regularly for the Guardian and Financial Times, among other publications, and was the editor of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for twelve years. He is also a baseball enthusiast. His books include Eleven Minutes Late: A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain,Extracts from the Red Notebooks and Engel's England: Thirty-nine Counties, One Capital and One Man (Profile, 2014) .
An acerbically witty and entertaining survey ... a work of stubborn persistence, or resistance. Sunday Times Praise for Engel's England: 'Wry, rueful, funny, packed with knowledge, and, like all good reporting, entirely personal and subjective, it is simply the most enjoyable commentary on today's England that could be imagined. Sunday Times Highly personal and very funny London Review of Books The great pleasure in the book - for Engel as much as the reader - is in his love of the entertaining factual nugget Financial Times Engel has the perfect light, humorous touch for the task. New Statesman Immensely enjoyable... Engel is a wonderfully wry comic writer. The Guardian