Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Savages  - USA paperback edition published



In America, the story of an ordinary, hard working family of cannibals arrives in paperback this week. Following on from last year's hardback and digital edition, the book features Jason Chan's original artwork and praise from authors such as Marcus Sedgwick and Ellen Potter.

Described by Publishers Weekly as 'wickedly funny and mildly disturbing', The Savages is now available in all good book stores from Overlook Press.

To mark publication, check out the Goodreads giveaway with ten free copies up for grabs - open until April 21 2015.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Event


Young Writers Conference 2014



I'll be giving the keynote speech at this year's Young Writers Conference, hosted by the Scottish Book Trust

Open to writers of all abilities aged 14-17, the event takes place on Saturday November 1 at the Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, Full details here.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Event

Cheltenham Literature Festival

WAR GIRLS


Join authors Berlie Doherty, Matt Whyman and Mary Hooper as they read from their stories from the new War Girls collection and discuss the roles of women in the First World War and how it changed and shaped the lives of women forever.


Sunday 5th October
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Parabola Arts Centre
Cheltenham


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Event



FICTION TO DEVOUR WITH RELISH



Western obsessions with food are the driving force behind new books by British authors, Matt Whyman and Natalie Young. American Savage has Whyman writing once more about an everyday family with rather exceptional problems (and expanding waistlines), while Young’s novel title might have you drooling in anticipation (or retching with fear): Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband.

Sunday 24th August 2014
5:00pm - 6:00pm   
Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre  



Thursday, July 03, 2014

Boy Kills Man - 10th Anniversary edition



The Tenth Anniversary edition of Boy Kills Man is published in the UK today by Hot Key Books.

Bold, chilling and beautifully written . . . it really left an ache behind. Melvin Burgess 

Stunning... all that is left is a feeling of sadness and loss. A fine achievement.  The Independent 

A powerful, affecting novel about lost youth, and a sharp evocation of one boy's terrible passage from innocence to experience . . . a book we could all do with reading. The Guardian  

If, as the novel's opening sentence informs us, 'nothing is more unsettling in this world than a kid with a gun', then it must be conceded that Whyman presents, with a vision that at times is almost frightening in its focus, a narrative which demonstrates precisely how unsettling such a spectacle is. This is a tough, uncompromising - and very impressive - piece of writing.The Irish Times 

Excellent . .Sonny is a bit like Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas. It's a shock to realise that his relationship with Beatriz, the girl he might have loved, has been nothing more than a few shy words The Daily Telegraph 

Recently, I wrote for The Guardian about the place and role of uncompromising YA novels. The piece reflects on the novel's initial reception when first published in 2004.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Event


FICTION TO DEVOUR WITH RELISH
Sunday 24th August
5.00pm



Western obsessions with food are the driving force behind new books by British authors, Matt Whyman and Natalie Young. American Savage has Whyman writing once more about an everyday family with rather exceptional problems (and expanding waistlines), while Young’s novel title might have you drooling in anticipation (or retching with fear): Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband.