Matthew Thompson is a writer and adventurer with a University Medal in English and a broken nose. Areas of his reportage include pool hustling, nudist colonies, mixed-sex boxing and war zones. Matt's writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and other major newspapers, Inside Sport, Dazed & Confused, Australian Style, and HEAT. Matt has also written and recorded radio documentaries broadcast in the United States by National Public Radio, and in Australia by the ABC's Radio National. Matthew is the author of the best-selling My Columbian Death, and its acclaimed sequel, Running with the Blood God. He lives in rural NSW.