Matt Thompson is the author of three nonfiction books. Two are works of international reportage: the bestselling My Colombian Death and its acclaimed sequel, Running With The Blood God.
Matt's most recent book is the blistering MAYHEM, a manic first-person biography of Christopher BADNE$$ Binse, Australia's wildest bandit of the modern era who is now serving 18 years in inhumane 'ultramax' conditions.
Matt is now adapting MAYHEM into a ferocious screenplay.
Dr Matt Thompson specialises in immersive reportage.
His field work has involved hiking into bamboo forests to dine with Filipino guerrillas, sprinting from Iranian riot police, 'dying' in traumatic ceremonies with a Colombian shaman, touring Kosovo with Serb nationalists, weeping inconsolably at a Pow Wow in Oregon, and much more.
Matt is published by Australian Foreign Affairs, the Sydney Review of Books, the Weekend Australian, the BBC, the ABC, the Sydney Morning Herald, Dazed + Confused, and many others.
Dr Matt Thompson is an accomplished public speaker and university lecturer, currently teaching into graduate and bachelor media programs at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Matt taught at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji near the end of military rule.
Matt is a University Medal winner and a Doctor of Creative Arts, with his dissertation in literary journalism examined by New York University’s Director of Literary Reportage, Robert Boynton.