Matthew Del Nevo grew up in Oxford, England. He moved to Israel and worked at the Four Homes of Mercy in Bethany and studied Creative Writing at the Bezalel Foundation in Jerusalem.
Matthew has a background in Social Science and in Theology. He has been based in Sydney since 1987. He wrote a doctoral dissertation at the University of Sydney on Le Livre des questions (7 vols) by Egyptian-born French Jewish poet Edmond Jabès.
Matthew is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic Institute of Sydney, a Pontifical faculty. Matthew’s books are mainly to do with soulfulness and harmony in a soulless and noisy age. Matthew’s main research areas are psychoanalysis, music, Marx’s humanism, Lin Yutang, the Devout Humanist tradition of Europe associated with St. Francis de Sales, Lou Andreas-Salomé. Matthew is involved in the translation of the works of Lou Andreas-Salomé into English and the republication of the works of Max Picard.
He is married to a Chinese choreographer Susan Xu and has one daughter, Genevieve.