Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson is a writer and film maker with an enduring (and occasionally dangerous) fascination for people who push the limits.

As a film maker he has worked extensively for National Geographic Television, the Discovery Channel and the BBC and is one of very few director/cameramen to have filmed on the summit of Mount Everest.

His bestselling account of his ascent of Everest’s deadly North Face was published as The Death Zone in the UK, and The Other Side of Everest in the US.

Matt’s writing credits also include two adult thrillers published by Random House.

His adrenaline-fuelled series for teens, Mortal Chaos, was published by OUP.

Vertebrate publish his Everest Files trilogy, and his standalone thriller, Lie, Kill, Walk Away, both for young adults.

Matt is in demand as a visiting author at schools and festivals around the UK and abroad.


‘A sharp, thoughtful and delightfully original thriller’ – The Independent, 50 Best Summer Reads, on Mortal Chaos