"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 Writer / Photographer / Publisher
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 and he has been shortlisted for various national competitions. He has recently completed his first novel, The Waking. He is editor of, and contributor to, the Wundor City Guide Series.
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.
OISÍN FOGARTY GRAVESON Editor
Oisín has worked as editor, writer and designer at a range of publications, including Skateism, the skateboarding magazine he co-founded, dedicated to exploring diversity in the culture. He has worked as project manager at Super Stories, HTNK Agency, Grande Maison and many more. He holds a Masters in Philosophy of Literature from UEA.
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.
ILONA SZWARC Photographer
Ilona Szwarc is a photographer and artist based in Los Angeles, California. She has received numerous awards including Richard Benson Prize for Excellence in Photography (2015). Szwarc’s photographs have been featured in publications worldwide including The New York Times magazine, The New Yorker and TIME. Her work features in Wundor City Guide Los Angeles.
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 is currently Commodities and Energy Reporter at Bloomberg News in Tokyo. 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 also draws regularly for New York Magazine and El País in Spain. He made the cover image for The Waking by Matthew Smith.
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.