Matthew Dickerson

Matthew Dickerson lives on a wooded hillside in Vermont with his wife and three sons. He boils his own maple syrup, cuts firewood, chases deer out of the garden and porcupines off the house, and commutes seven miles each way to his job teaching at Middlebury College. He also directs the New England Young Writers Conference at Breadloaf and the Gove Hill Christian Writers Conference and Gove Hill Christianity and the Arts conference. He has published books of fiction, biography, literary criticism, eco-criticism, and philosophy. He has also written articles for numerous magazines and newspapers on fishing, outdoors, music, arts, philosophy, theology, and various combinations of the above. He has caught trout in twenty-five U.S. states, three Canadian provinces, and two European countries. He hopes one day to catch trout in at least forty-five states.


The Mind and the Machine: What it Means to be Human and Why it Matters, (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, forthcoming in 2011).
with David O’Hara, Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: the Environmental Vision of C.S.Lewis, (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2009).
with David O’Hara, From Homer to Harry Potter: A Handbook on Myth and Fantasy, (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2006).
with Jonathan Evans, Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R.Tolkien, (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2006).
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).
Licht über Friesland, (Asslar, Germany: Schulte and Gerth, 1996).
The Finnsburg Encounter, (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 1991).

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