Matthew Fitt was born in Dundee in 1968. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1990 and, between 1995 and 1997, held the Brownsbank Fellowship, residing alongside ghosts and wallydugs at the former home of Hugh MacDiarmid. Author of the scandalous ‘Kate O’Shanter’s Tale’, his poetry and short stories have been published widely. 'But n Ben A-Go-Go' is his first novel. He lives in the south of Scotland with his wife, Mirka.