Dr Matthew Thompson has more than 20 years of international experience in journalism and editing, and is the author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction: "My Colombian Death", "Running With The Blood God", and "MAYHEM".
Dr Thompson is the subject of the opening chapter of "Fear and Loathing Worldwide: Gonzo Journalism Beyond Hunter S. Thompson", and the creator of a distinguished and influential body of longform prose and audio reporting from southern Philippine conflict zones.
A University Medalist with a doctorate in literary journalism, Dr Thompson is a university lecturer with a dozen years of international experience teaching highly diverse student cohorts in often challenging circumstances (including under military rule) at elite universities in Australia and the South Pacific.
Dr Thompson now lives in southern Oregon. For a taste of his former Australian life, read "Nightswimming in Dungog", published by the Sydney Review of Books.
Dr Matt Thompson is a literary journalism specialist recently resettled in America's Pacific Northwest after calling time on an Australian life.