“Revert is an absurdist with dirty hands and a dirty mind, willing to take words to weird places to make you laugh when you shouldn’t–and yet still do.”
Kris Saknussemm, author of ZANESVILLE and PRIVATE MIDNIGHT
“The politics of human nature is central to Revert’s work; his characters are immersed in the surreal, yet they are genuinely human. As each story progresses, the protagonist develops, learns, and evolves through his/her experiences; the end result is absurdity with a hint of realism. Throughout the book, Revert deals with mortal themes such as the futility of life, conventional values (and the inevitability of breaking them), and the influence of carnality in the midst of dogmatic belief structures. In this work, Revert is consistently building new worlds while the old ones fall. The real world is witnessing a shift in value systems, and Revert reflects this phenomenon in a humorous yet inspirational way.”
The Dream People – Issue 31
“Revert’s off the wall humor, which can be at times amazingly sharp, totally nonsensical, out of third base, or subtle enough to miss if your not paying attention, bring the stories to the level of bizarre fever dreams.”
Ray Fracalossy, author of TALES FROM THE VINEGAR WASTELAND
Matthew Revert is an author of disturbing nonsense. His writing explores the absurdity of everyday life and the hopelessness of being human. Themes of sexual failure, body horror, destructive relationships and gender identity often play a roll in his work. This is intermingled with a thread of dark tragicomedy. He’s basically a filth-monger with heart.
His first book, A Million Versions of Right, was released in 2009 by LegumeMan and earned a Wonderland Book award nomination. It has garnered a strong following amongst the mustard set and has received praise for its width. In 2010, stories from A Million Versions of Right (as well as new work) appeared in the Bizarro Starter Kit (purple).
His second book, The Tumours Made Me Interesting, is scheduled for release in June 2011. Late 2011, his third book, Stealing Fred Savage, is slated for release. Fred Savage was contacted about this, but didn’t seem to care.
Matthew resides in Melbourne, Australia, which makes him Australian. Outside of writing, he works as a graphic designer and spends time recording music under a variety of aliases. He is also in charge of the Spontaneous Vox Pop Society, having just completed a successful season of trouser-related questions.
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