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Authors: Matthew Reilly

In Conversation with Matthew Reilly

What is your favourite book?

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.

What books would you recommend fans of your books to read?


  • Anything by Michael Crichton, especially JP, Eaters of the Dead, and The Great Train Robbery
  • Fatherland by Robert Harris
  • The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
  • The Long Walk by Stephen King


  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin
  • Moneyball by Michael Lewis
  • The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
  • The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas Friedman
  • Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam

Do you have a dream car in mind? Is it in your garage, too?

A DeLorean. And, yes, it is!



Biography & Bibliography

Born in Sydney in 1974, Matthew Reilly has sold over 7.5 million copies of his novels worldwide. He is the author of over a dozen novels and novellas. Matthew currently resides in Los Angeles.

Following rejections from all the major publishers, Matthew self-published Contest in 1996, printing 1000 copies. He produced a big-budget-looking novel which he sold into bookshops throughout Sydney, one shop at a time. 

Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves was the biggest selling fiction title in Australia in 2011. Three more of Matthew's books have been the biggest-selling Australian titles of their years of release: Seven Ancient Wonders (2005), The Five Greatest Warriors (2009) and The Tournament (2013). 

Matthew Reilly's latest release is The Secret Runners of New York (2019).


Two thousand years ago, it was hidden within the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Now, in the present day, it must be found again. Captain Jack West Jr - part soldier, part scholar, all hero. The odds are stacked against him and his loyal team: nine brave companions taking on the most powerful countries on earth. From the pyramids of Egypt to the swamps of Sudan, to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the boulevards of Paris: the desperate race begins for the greatest prize of all: the power to end the world or rule it.



Captain Shane Michael Schofield, callsign "Scarecrow", (1968-) USMC is a fictional character, whose exploits form the basis of the series. While the plot differs from novel to novel, it is mainly based around Schofield's legendary reputation as a Marine, revered by the Marines that serve under his command and known for his high-risk tactical maneuvers.