"A 'wundor' is a miracle or a powerful feat of creativity. It is also a monster or a strange creature. It is an Old English word which runs the breadth of the artistic imagination and its unlimited potential.
"Wundor Editions is committed to publishing innovative and challenging literature and images, working with new and established writers and photographers. Our travel guides will offer inspiring ways to see the world."
MATTHEW SMITH Publisher / Owner
Matt began Wundor Editions in order to explore the possibilities for literature and visual works in print. He read English Literature at Christ Church College, Oxford.
Matt's poetry has been published in Acumen and Envoi. He has been shortlisted for the PENfro Book Festival Open Poetry Competition and the Sentinel Quarterly Poetry Competition. He received a merit in the Nottingham Open Poetry Competition 2016. He has recently completed his first novel, The Waking. He works with Wundor's writers as editor as well as publisher.
In visual media Matt works as a photographer, and as a designer he works in print, digital and illustration.
MILLY WEAVER Editor
Milly read English at Cambridge before studying for a Master’s degree in the History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art. She has worked in publishing, in rare books, and for the past two years she has been teaching in the English department at the University of Warwick. Milly is currently writing up a PhD thesis, which explores the relationship between 21st century fiction and contemporary visual culture.
Aside from reading, Milly loves to spend her spare time visiting exhibitions and watching plays. And she is always on the look out for exciting new travel destinations to explore.
ABRAHAM HAGOS Accounts Manager
Since graduating with First Class Honours in Business & Marketing from Middlesex University in 2013, Abraham has worked with a number of corporations in London.
Abraham loves to travel and to read in his spare time along with playing sports and keeping up with Arsenal's progress in the Premier League.
Meet some of our recent contributors
AOKO MATSUDA Novelist
Aoko Matsuda is one of Japan’s most promising young novelists. She has published two collections of short stories. Among English translations of her work are 'Photographs Are Images,' translated by Jeffrey Angles in Monkey Business, as well as 'Smartening Up,' translated by Polly Barton in the online edition of Granta. She has contributed to the Wundor Guide to Tokyo.
YURIY HUMBER Director
Yuriy is a past winner of the SOPA, Asia's top journalism award. He has worked as editor and translator on a number of books, as well as spending time working as a fashion model. He has worked as a reporter at Bloomberg. He now runs Yuri Invest Research, which specialises in creative content and business research. He has been working on the Wundor Guide to Tokyo.
LUIS MENDO Illustrator
Luis was an art director and designer in Amsterdam for almost 20 years. In a radical life-and-career change, he moved to Japan and became an illustrator four years ago. From Tokyo he works for Japanese clients like Popeye, Wako and Isetan, while he draws regularly for others, like New York Magazine in the USA and El País in Spain. He made the cover image for an upcoming Wundor novel.
KOJI SATO Photographer
Koji has had individual exhibitions of his creative photography in Tokyo, as well as producing work for a number of clients such as Onitsuka Tiger, Manhattan Portage and GQ Japan. He has contributed the beguiling photo essays in the Wundor Guide to Tokyo, which take the reader into the backstreets of the city he calls home.
ATSUKO KOBAYASHI Illustrator
Atsuko has created a range of illustrations across diverse media, all designed to bring a world of emotion and inspiration to our print and digital lives. She has worked with Isetan, The Conran Shop and many more clients in Tokyo and further afield. She contributes the thematic illustrations that divide up the sections of the Wundor Guide to Tokyo.
KATHARINA BOURJAU Illustrator
Katharina Bourjau was born in Munich, Germany, in 1990 and now lives in Stuttgart. She studied Communication, Design and Illustration at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart and works as a freelance illustrator for various magazines and newspapers such as Monocle. She has made the cover image for an upcoming novel.
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