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Mr Matt Thorne

Mr Matt Thorne
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Gaskell Building 133


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.  His first work of non-fiction, a bestselling critical study of Prince, was published by Faber in the UK and Agate in the US.  He is currently working on his second non-fiction book and in film and TV.  He regularly reviews for newspapers and magazines and frequently appears on radio.

Newest selected publications

Thorne, M. (2010) 'Gigolos get lonely too (Part 1)'. Loops, Issue 02.

Journal article

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.

Book chapter

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.

Book chapter

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

Journal article

Thorne, M. (2005) 'The white castle'. London: Faber and Faber. ISSN 10: 0-571-22000-2

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