About the author
Born in Central America in 1970, Matthew Parker spent part of his childhood in the West Indies, acquiring a life-long fascination with the history of the region. He has worked as a writer, an editorial consultant, a commissioning editor, and as a contributor to history television projects. His books include Monte Cassino, and Panama Fever (published in the UK in paperback as Hell’s Gorge). Matthew has written for a number of newspapers and magazines and lectured at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the Explorers’ Club in New York, Northwestern University in Chicago the Society of the Americas in Washington DC.
His most recent television project was for PBS’s Panama Canal. He currently lives in east London with his family and annoying dog.
WriteIdea Festival, November 2011 (You Tube video)
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