Roy Mathur

Author · Journalist · Presenter

Photograph of Roy Mathur by Rob Storey 2017

Hello, I'm Roy, an author, journalist, and presenter, and all-round creative media professional.

I am a journalist covering the culture and technology beat. My work has appeared in national and regional broadsheets, glossies, and online publications.

I also write speculative fiction, and have experience of writing film and television scripts, and interactive fiction, backstory, and dialogue for video games.

Interspersed between a couple of presenting stints on traditional broadcast radio, I am the presenter, producer, and editor of a long running culture and technology podcast.

During my childhood, long before becoming a culture and technology columnist, I was obsessive about books, films, TV, technology, and history. I played games on the Binatone TV Master, Sega Megadrive, Nintendo Gameboy, and the Commodore 64 (the system on which I first started programming). Thanks to my parents, I had a keen sense of history and once assisted my mother excavating an archaeological site. I was also always scribbling, doodling, and snapping away with a series of film cameras. These early interests led to a higher and postgraduate education, and a career, within science, technology, historical research, and finally media. This formative journey has, I hope, given my creative output a unique voice.