Matt Potter...

Posted on November 11th, 2013

matt_potter_book_coversOutlaws Inc.

Matt Potter is a journalist, editor and broadcaster. He has reported for BBC Radio from Eastern Europe, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia, and co-presented Radio 1′s award-winning global travel shows. As a journalist, his nose for the unusual has seen his writing appear in places as diverse as the Daily Telegraph, Golf Monthly, Esquire, Sunday Telegraph, Jack, Maxim, the Irish Examiner and Q, and his stories on cocaine trafficking in Latin America have been published in Russian, Spanish and English. As a journalist in Belgrade, he broke the story of the NATO ‘spy’ giving away secrets to Serb forces on the web.

He speaks a handful of languages but attempts to speak at least twenty more, enjoys driving around Eastern Europe, and likes the Afghan food, culture and people so much he’d move to Kabul full-time if only the house and contents insurance wasn’t so expensive. Matt lives in London.

His first internationally published book, Outlaws Inc. draws on his first-hand experience of the biggest, most secretive smuggling and trafficking network in history – all the way from the collapse of the Soviet Union, through the last, gun-running, money-laundering days of Slobodan Milosevic’s mafia-held Serbia, through opium-woozy Afghanistan and the contraband-thick waters of South America’s ‘Cocaine Coast’. Perhaps best described as a non-fiction thriller, the story it tells is also an alternate history of the times we live in.Outlaws Inc. was published in June 2011 in the UK and Commonwealth by Pan Macmillan, in August 2011 in the US/Canada by Bloomsbury, and in September 2011 by Econ Verlag in Germany. It will be published in other territories in the following months.