M.T. Anderson is a multiple award-winning author of several books for children and young adults. Feed (2002) was finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His biography of composer George Frederic Handel, Handel, Who Knew What He Liked (2001), was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Winner. His latest book, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1 (Candlewick, 2006), won the 2006 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.