Professor Matthew Weait
The days he had seen
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Matthew Weait reads one of his short stories, the days he had seen, which was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2009.
About Professor Matthew Weait
Professor Matthew Weait is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Hertfordshire. His academic research and publications are in the field of law and HIV. He has worked in a number of different universities in the UK, and is a non-practising barrister and Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. He completed an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, in 2009 and is a member of an active writing group made up of graduates from the programme. He has had short stories published in Ireland and the UK. The story he is reading as part of the Festival of Ideas, the days he had seen, was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2009, and forms the basis of his first (unpublished) novel. Matthew is currently working on his second novel, a literary murder mystery set in Norway.