Novelist, editor, centre manager and teacher, Adam Mathews can generally be found somewhere between Spain, Hungary and the UK. As well as writing critical articles and speeches, he manages English language summer schools, edits translations of a world-renowned orchestra and gives public talks on economic and environmental issues. Having spent much of his adult life living outside his native England, Adam has become involved in popular movements across Europe and developed the perspective that inspired his first novel, Pap.
The Aimless Wanderer hosts the author's writings, visuals, podcasts and lessons. Unless otherwise stated, all files on this site exist under a Creative Commons license, which means everything can freely be shared for non-commercial purposes. All I ask is that you source all material by linking to aimlesswanderer.org and crediting Adam R. Mathews.
Adam R. Mathews presented his paper 'On the Value of Uselessness for Refugees' during Session 5B on 'People in (dis)use'. In it, he argued that giving refugees space and time is vital not just for our common humanity, but also for our personal security and future well-being.
31st August & 1st September 2016 - Degrowth Week, Budapest
Budapest was the venue for the 5th International Degrowth Conference. As part of the fringe Degrowth Week, Adam presented his novel at the city's Corvinus University, and then ran a Creative Writing Workshop themed around the Dangers of Technology.
23rd April 2016 - Dile English School, Salamanca
Presentation of Pap: A 21st century dystopia, given on the international Day of Books - a holiday in the autonomous community of Castile and León.
The bohemian Barrio del Oeste neighbourhood of Salamanca was a perfect setting for the presentation. Thanks to my friends at Dile English School, beside the fountain in the Plaza del Oeste, my first ever reading of the novel was a resounding success.
Video in English/Spanish with English subtitles
They hang the man and flog the woman That steals the goose from off the common But let the greater villain loose That steals the common from the goose