Matthew Quick

In the six months that followed his leaving teaching and the  Philadelphia area, Matthew floated down the Peruvian Amazon and formed ‘The  Bardbarians’ (a two-man literary circle), backpacked around Southern Africa,  hiked to the bottom of a snowy Grand Canyon, soul-searched, and finally began  writing full-time. He has since returned to the Philadelphia area, where he  lives with his wife and greyhound.