Matt Schudel (2015, 2016) has had a long career as a journalist at The Washington Post. He has been serving on the obituary desk of the Post since 2004. Among his many and notable obits are those on Robert Bork, Ben E. King, William Zinsser, author of the classic guide ‘On Writing Well,’ and Joseph E. Mohbat, namesake of the Mohbat Prize for Writing, and many more. Besides his role writing these fascinating human stories, Matt has been a feature and magazine writer, jazz and art critic and editor of all types of writing. He likes obituaries because he believes that nothing is more interesting than people’s lives. Matt lives in Maryland.