Matthew Hall is the author of The Away Game and Robbie Slater: The Hard Way. He produced and wrote the award-winning film adaptation of The Away Game.
He covered four FIFA World Cups while writing about football for The Guardian, the Observer, the New York Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Sun-Herald, The Australian, the Daily Telegraph, the South China Morning Post, Rolling Stone, When Saturday Comes, FourFourTwo, Inside Sport, Playboy, ESPN, The World Game, and the Saturday Paper, among others.
He has campaigned against human rights violations in sport and human trafficking through sports.
Born in Perth, Western Australia, he lives in New York City where he is a teacher and on the coaching staff at Brooklyn City FC.
TITLES BY MATTHEW HALL
Release: March 2019
'If I started to cry, I wouldn't stop'
What I talk about when I talked about football and Australia
A series of previously unpublished articles and stories highlighting Matthew's time as a journalist over 20 years from the late 1990s. If you want a snapshot of Australian football history in a series of engaging short (and true!) stories, 'If I Started to Cry' is a wonderful read.
Release: October 2020
The Away Game
The Away Game is one of the 'must-reads' of Australian football literature, a seminal book that highlights the highs and lows of players plying their trade across the globe, from the household names to the complete unknowns. This is the updated 20th anniversary edition available exclusively via us.