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Matthew Binder

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In the spring of 2016, Matthew lived in Albuquerque, NM. After watching an Anthony Bourdain travel show on Budapest, he decided to quit his job and move. In Budapest, Matthew supported himself by acting in English-language commercials. In between acting gigs, he wrote the manuscript for the novel The Absolved. In 2017, Matthew got caught at a German customs checkpoint having overstayed his tourist visa and was sent back to America. He moved to NYC, where he acquired a day job in the solar industry and spent his nights revising the manuscript. In January of 2018, Matthew won $50 with the first lottery ticket he ever purchased. The very next day he was laid off when the Trump Administration implemented tariffs on Chinese solar panels. Matthew ...more

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Matthew Binder When I'm in the process of writing a book, I treat it like any other day job. I commit myself to strict hours, and I keep my butt in the chair until…moreWhen I'm in the process of writing a book, I treat it like any other day job. I commit myself to strict hours, and I keep my butt in the chair until they're over. Also, it doesn't hurt to unplug the WIFI and hide the tv remote from yourself. (less)
Matthew Binder The impetus for writing the book stemmed from a conversation I had with my brother, an oncologist like my main character, Henri. We were discussing AI…moreThe impetus for writing the book stemmed from a conversation I had with my brother, an oncologist like my main character, Henri. We were discussing AI and automation and the implications of a future where there simply aren’t very many jobs available. He said, “people will just have to work harder to make sure they make themselves indispensable in the economy, the way I have.” I then pointed out to him that in 20 years AI will be making much better medical decisions than him. (less)
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