Clive Matthew-Wilson (born 1956 in Wellington) is a New Zealand writer. The son of a wealthy local businessman, he was largely educated at  private schools. . After several years traveling, he became a motor mechanic. He ended up running his own garage before  and experimenting with a number of careers, including advertising, songwriting, jewellery, computers, publishing and public relations. He eventually became a professional writer, whose published works include The Information Effect, The Turners & Growers Natural Foods Cookbook & The Dog & Lemon Guide. Matthew-Wilson is concerned about police chases frequently ending in fatal accidents.