SELECTED WORKS

ESSAY

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NIGHTSWIMMING IN DUNGOG

Spread over the best part of a decade, this is Matt Thompson's confronting account of life and death in small town Australia.


Published by the Sydney Review of Books.

AUDIO

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THE LAST CONQUISTADOR

Matt Thompson explores the violent intrigues of Basilan, a rebel and terrorist-plagued island of the Sulu Archipelago in the southern Philippines.


Broadcast by ABC Radio National.

FEATURE

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SMASHED

Matt Thompson spent six years as a firefighter with Fire+Rescue NSW. Before leaving in disgust at the agency's abusive, misogynistic culture, he wrote about working on car wrecks.
Published by Neighbourhood.

ANALYSIS

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SOLITARY BROKE BADNESS
Prolonged solitary is the norm for many Australian prisoners, despite clear guidelines against the practice.  Matt Thompson explores this black hole of 'corrections'

Published by the BBC.

REVIEW

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WHERE I AM IS ALL I AM

On the 40th anniversary of the doomed Beach Boy Dennis Wilson releasing Pacific Ocean Blue, Matt Thompson takes stock of the man and his sporadically magnificent, raw-souled album.
Published by Neighbourhood.

REPORTAGE

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DON'T GO TO JOLO

Matt Thompson looks deep within the Asia Pacific's front-line of the 'War on Terror' and finds that instability and stability can be different words for the same thing.

Published by the Sydney Review of Books.