About Matthew Hall
Matthew lives on the border of England and Wales where he spent much of his childhood and most of his adult life.
He has two young adult sons and has been married to journalist and former lawyer, Patricia Carswell for 25 years
He comes from a colourful family of musicians and writers but in a bid to be the opposite of bohemian and creative he studied law at Worcester College, Oxford and practised for several years as a barrister before realising that the daily feelings of impending doom might be due to his choice of career.
In spare moments between cases he studied and practised the craft of screenwriting and finally got his break aged 27 writing episodes of the hit ITV show, Kavanagh QC, starring John Thaw. Soon after, he was commissioned to create an original series for the new Channel Five, Wing And A Prayer. The first season earned him a BAFTA nomination in the best series category.
In a screenwriting career lasting over 20 years, Matthew has written over 50 hours of prime time TV drama.
His debut novel, The Coroner, was published by Pan Macmillan in the UK in 2009 and was nominated for the Crime Writer’s Association Gold Dagger in the best novel category. His fourth novel in the series, The Flight, also made it to the same shortlist. His eighth novel, a stand-alone thriller, The Black Art of Killing, will be published by Penguin in early 2019.
Matthew is a boxing aficionado and the proud loser of one amateur fight. His ambition is to fight again and win or die trying.
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