Books Matthew Ward Books by Matthew Ward Matthew Ward has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Matthew Ward Review PG-13: Risky Reads Albert Camus' Poker-Faced 'Stranger' Became A Much Needed Friend August 10, 2014 At age 14, author Aaron Gwyn was lonely and angry. His dad was dead. His mom was addicted to pills. Then he discovered The Stranger, a novel of absurdity and detachment. Somehow, it helped him deal.