Born in Sydney in 1974, Matthew Reilly authored his first book while studying law at the University of New South Wales. Facing rejection by every major publisher in Australia, he self-published over 1000 copies himself with a loan. One copy caught the attention of a commissioning editor for Pan Macmillan in a bookstore, where he later signed a deal. His second book was a hit worldwide, and he began his full-time career in writing.
Dubbed as the king of action-filled and high energy adventure fiction, his novels have sold over 7.5 million copies worldwide. Aside from stand-alone novels, he has written two series, Shane Schofield and Jack West Jr, and short stories. Some of his books have reached the bestseller lists and became biggest-selling Australian titles of their years of release. Offering a new style of action thriller, his writing delivers over the top action and frenetic pace which earned him a massive fan base. Browse Matthew Reilly’s books in Singapore’s duty-free shopping.