Matt Dickinson, author of Popcorn-Eating Squirrels and The Everest Files, has recently been in China and spent a whole week at Wellington College in Shanghai leading discussions, presentations and workshops on the theme of Mount Everest to the children studying there.
September 2-6 saw award-winning novelist and filmmaker Matt Dickinson join us for a weeklong visit full of presentations, discussions and creative writing workshops themed around Mount Everest and the importance of maintaining a sense of adventure in our lives.
Matt has written over a dozen highly acclaimed books of different genres, largely based on his exploits as a mountaineer. Prior to his writing career, Matt worked with National Geographic, the Discovery Channel and the BBC making insightful documentaries , and was responsible for the cinematography for the 2014 film, Searching for Nepal.
Continue reading on the Wellington College International Shanghai website.
Here's a selection of Matt's books:
Joe and Becca uncover a deadly secret. A lethal bioweapon is about to be unleashed. Millions will suffer a terrible death.
Now they are being hunted down.
And their problems have only just begun …
In the deepest Himalaya a story is spreading like wildfire. The story of an Everest expedition unlike any other. An expedition that ended with mysterious disappearances ... and death.
Popcorn-Eating Squirrels of the World Unite! is a funny, non-stop action-adventure story about four squirrels who dive in to all sorts of mischief and chaos in the pursuit of a delicious new foodstuff: popcorn. Making friends, battling enemies and overcoming obstacles along the way, this is a story for children who like to be thrilled with every page turn.