In 2020, Matt Cook was shortlisted for the Cambridge Short Story Prize. His stories have appeared in The Stockholm Review, Oblong Magazine, Number Eleven, Imbroglio, and the Cool Dog Short Story Prize, among others. Matt was also a Pulp Idol finalist in 2016, and was published in the 2017 Firsts anthology. He works as a freelance writer and lives in Liverpool. Life On Other Planets is Matt Cooks debut, publishing in 2021 by Lendal Press.