Bachelor of Arts (Honours - First Class), 2001
Bachelor of Arts, 1999
University Medallist, Dean's Medallist
Matthew Thompson is a writer and adventurer who has run from Iranian riot police in Tehran, rumbled with Colombian gangs in Medellin, eaten sardines with Maoist rebels in the mountains of Luzon in the northern Philippines and drunk coffee with Abu Sayyaf bomb-makers.
He writes for a range of magazines and newspapers and his book My Colombian Death is published in Australia and New Zealand by Picador (2008).
The Australian Review declared “adventure writing has a new frontier” calling it “a wonderful work of nonfiction that demonstrates writing and risk.”