Matthew Dickerson

Matthew Dickerson has published novels (of medieval historic fiction), works of fantasy literature, creative narrative non-fiction (with a particular interest in nature-writing and writing about rivers and trout), biography, literary criticism, eco-criticism, and Christian apologetics. He has also written for numerous literary journals, magazines, and newspapers on music, arts, philosophy, theology, nature, ecology, fly-fishing and various combinations of these. He was selected as artist-in-residence (as a narrative non-fiction nature-writer) at Glacier National Park in June of 2017 and as artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park in May of 2018.  He is a past director of both the New England Young Writers Conference at Breadloaf and the Gove Hill conference series on Christianity and the Arts and teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Bibliography

  • The Finnsburg Encounter (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 1991);
    • also translated and published as: Licht über Friesland (Asslar, Germany: Schulte and Gerth, 1996).
  • Hammers and Nails; the Life and Music of Mark Heard (Chicago: Cornerstone Press, 2003).
  • Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in The Lord of the Rings (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2003).
  • (with David O’Hara) From Homer to Harry Potter: A Handbook on Myth and Fantasy (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press2006).
  • (with Jonathan Evans) Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R.Tolkien (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky2006).
  • (with David O’Hara) Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: the Environmental Vision of C.S.Lewis (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky2009).
  • The Mind and the Machine: What it Means to be Human and Why it Matters (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2011).
      • revised 2nd edition (Eugene: Cascade Press, 2016).
  • A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of J.R.R.Tolkien’s Middle-earth (Brazos Press, 2012).
  • The Rood and the Torc: the Song of Kristinge, Son of Finn (San Antonio: Wings Press, 2014).
  • (with David O’Hara) Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia(Eugene: Cascade Press, 2014).
  • The Daegmon War (series)
    • Book 1: The Gifted (Chattanooga: AMG, 2015).
    • Book 2: The Betrayed (Bloomington: Archway, 2016).
    • Book 3: Illengond (Bloomington: Archway, 2017).
  • Trout in the Desert: on Fly Fishing, Human Habits, and the Cold Waters of the Arid Southwest (San Antonio: Wings Press, 2015).
  • A Tale of Three Rivers: of Wooly Buggers, Bowling Balls, Cigarette Butts and the Future of Appalachian Brook Trout (San Antonio: Wings Press, 2018).
  • The Voices of Rivers: Reflections on Places Wild and Almost Wild (Boston: Homebound Publications, 2019).

Visit Matthew Dickerson’s websites here and here.