Portrait of Matthew Condon

Matthew Condon

Matthew Condon is an award-winning writer and journalist.

Matthew was born in Brisbane in 1962 and has lived in the UK, Germany and France. His first book, The Motorcycle Cafe, was widely reviewed and praised, and was shortlisted for the 1989 NSW State Literary Award for Fiction. Usher (1991) and The Ancient Guild of Tycoons (1994) were both shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Award for Fiction (1992 and 1995). A Night at the Pink Poodle (1995) and The Lulu Magnet (1996) won back-to-back Steele Rudd Awards for Short Fiction. The Trout Opera was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Fiction and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. He is a journalist with the Brisbane Courier-Mail.