Writer and Journalist
Warning: the following information will absolutely rock your world. My name is Mathew Silver and I'm a Toronto-based writer. Not to brag or anything, but I've written for The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, The Toronto Star, Toronto Life, Vulture and The Calgary Herald, among other publications. Some career highlights include bumping into Malcolm Gladwell at a party and having Margaret Atwood respond to one of my emails.
During my time in the biz, I've interviewed all sorts of interesting people: Canadian painter Kent Monkman, certified Toronto mans John Tory, Raptors point god Dalano Banton, East Coast Lifestyle honcho Alex MacLean, controversial art critic Jerry Saltz, Jeopardy! genius Austin Rogers, musical mastermind Alex Cameron, Universal Music big shot Jeffrey Remedios, TV funny guy Kenny Hotz, rock icon Danny Vacon, the list goes on and on.
Most recently, I was an associate editor at Toronto Life magazine, covering real estate, politics, business, and sports. A lot of serious journalism stuff happened there. As far as my education goes, I studied philosophy and creative writing at Western University, and then, went down to New York, where I earned an MFA in journalism from New York University and interned at New York magazine.
When I'm not writing, you can usually find me playing street basketball or beach volleyball. (I'm usually writing, though.) Nowadays, I'm hoping someone will option the manuscript for my debut novel, Spaceball, about a 13-year-old boy who gets abducted by aliens and competes in an intragalactic baseball league. My mom said it's better than all of the Harry Potter books combined. Ideally, if everything goes according to plan and my career takes off, I can go to Hollywood, hang out with Adam Sandler and make a bajillion dollars—but I'll settle for a billion.
This is my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Feel free to reach out, unless you're trying to sell me pictures of your feet.)