Matt Bishop was born in London in 1962. He has worked in motor racing for many years, principally in Formula 1, alongside Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button as well as many other top drivers. He is now the communications director of W Series, the international motor racing championship for female drivers.
Bishop is also an award-winning journalist and editor, and ghost-wrote the well-reviewed autobiography of double Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi, 'Emmo: a Racer's Soul' (2014).
In the late 1980s and early 1990s Bishop was a home support volunteer (aka 'buddy') for London Lighthouse, at that time the world's largest HIV/AIDS centre.
'The Boy Made the Difference' is his first novel.