Damien Walter is a writer, Guardian columnist and writing teacher. He has bylines for Wired UK, SFX, Aeon magazine and IO9. His fiction has been published in the Hugo award winning Electric Velocipede, broadcast on BBC Radio and won grant funding from Arts Council England. In 2008 he attended the Clarion writers workshop at UC San Diego. He teaches creative writing at University of Leicester and writing for digital media at University of Nottingham.