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Matthew Reilly

Australia (b.1974)

Matthew Reilly was born in Sydney in 1974 and studied Law at the University of New South Wales. He has written both screenplays and magazine articles, and recently optioned the film rights to Contest. His second and third novels, Ice Station and Temple, became No. 1 bestsellers in his native Australia, and went on to enjoy huge success internationally.

Matthew owns and drives a DeLorean DMC-12, the car made famous in the BACK TO THE FUTURE movies. He also has a life-sized Han Solo in carbonite hanging on the wall of his office! When not writing or penning a film script, Matthew can be found on the golf course.

Matthew currently lives in Los Angeles.

Genres: Thriller, Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Historical Mystery, Science Fiction
   Temple (1999)
   Contest (2000)
   The Great Zoo of China (2014)
   The Secret Runners of New York (2019)
     aka The Secret Runners
   Cobalt Blue (2022)
Series contributed to
Matthew Reilly recommends
The Old School (2010)
(Detective Nhu 'Ned' Kelly, book 1)
P M Newton
"Razor-sharp...Newton is a writer to watch."
The Rule of Knowledge (2013)
Scott Baker
"Scott Baker is a fantastic new talent!"
Overwatch (2016)
(Logan West, book 1)
Matthew Betley
"Matthew Betley's Overwatch crackles with authenticity. You wonder how much of it is true."
The Fighting Season (2016)
(Matt Rix, book 1)
Bram Connolly
"The Fighting Season is a military fiction of the first order: as tough as nails and packed with the insider knowledge of someone who has done it for real."

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