Matthew Syed is a leading columnist and feature writer for The Times and twice winner of the 'Sports Journalist of the Year' at the British Press Awards. He makes authored features for the BBC current affairs programme Newsnight and regularly appears on CNN International and World Service TV. After graduating from Oxford University with a prize-winning First in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Matthew was the England table tennis number one for almost a decade, three times Commonwealth Champion, and he twice represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games. Matthew Syed's first book Bounce was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year and became a UK bestseller. Matthew's second book Black Box Thinking was a Sunday Times number one bestseller.