Matt Thorne is the author of six novels, including Eight Minutes Idle, which won an Encore Award for Best Second Novel published that year and has recently been made into a film for which he co-wrote the screenplay and Cherry, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. He is also the author of three books for children, the 39 Castles series, and has co-edited two anthologies, All Hail the New Puritans and Croatian Nights.
Matt is currently writing his first work of non-fiction, a critical study of the pop star Prince for Faber and Faber. He also reviews fiction and film for the national newspapers and radio stations.
Newest selected publications
Thorne, M. (2010) 'Gigolos get lonely too (Part 1)'. Loops, Issue 02.
Thorne, M. (2009) 'Changing reels', in Newland, C. and Roffey, M. (eds.) The Global Village: Tell Tales, Volume 4. Peepal Tree Press Ltd. pp. 74 - 80. ISBN 10: 1845230795. ISBN 13: 9781845230791.
Thorne, M. (2009) 'Disappearer (Short story)', in Wild, P. (ed.) Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth. New York : Harper Perennial. pp. 11 - 18. ISBN 10: 0061669296. ISBN 13: 978-0061669293.
Thorne, M. (2009) 'A comparison of student experiences in focused and general creative writing MAs'. New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 6 (3). pp. 223 - 229. ISSN: 1479-0726
Thorne, M. (2005) 'The white castle'. London: Faber and Faber. ISSN 10: 0-571-22000-2