THE BOOK OF MATT
National True Crime Bestseller
What role did crystal meth and other previously underreported factors play in the brutal murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard? Why was the personal relationship between Shepard and his killer Aaron McKinney deliberately concealed? The Book of Matt is a page-turning cautionary tale that humanizes and de-mythologizes Matthew while following the evidence where it leads, without regard to the politics that have long attended this American tragedy
Award-Winning Journalist, Writer, and Producer
He was a 2012 Norman Mailer Nonfiction Fellow and has written and produced programs for ABC News 20/20, Dan Rather Reports, Nova, Fox, Court TV and others.
His accolades include the Writers Guild of America Award, the Mongerson Award for Investigative Reporting (Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism), an Emmy, and several fellowships at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming.
A graduate of Georgetown University, he has taught screenwriting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and other colleges.
Stephen lives in Brooklyn, New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The Book Of Matt
The Real Story of the Murder of Mathew Shepard
On the night of October 6, 1998, twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard left a bar with two alleged “strangers,” Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, he was found tied to a log fence, unconscious and barely alive. Overnight, a politically expedient myth took the place of important facts. By the time Matthew died a few days later, his name was synonymous with anti-gay hate. The Book of Matt, first published in 2013, demonstrates that the truth is far more complicated.