Thursday, October 04, 2018

New book


The Unexpected Genius of Pigs a charming ode to one of the most common, yet surprisingly intelligent, animals populating our landscapes. In this gentle and illuminating study, Matt Whyman embarks on a journey to uncover the heart and soul of an animal brimming with more energy, intelligence and playfulness than he could ever have imagined.
In his bid to understand what makes a pig tick, having climbed a steep learning curve as a keeper himself, Whyman meets a veterinary professor and expert in pig emotion, as well as a spirited hill farmer whose world revolves around hogs and sows.
Packed with fascinating research and delightful anecdotes, this entertaining and informative celebration of all things porcine covers everything from evolution, behaviour and communication to friendship, loyalty and broken hearts – uncovering a surprising notion of family along the way.

  • Published in hardback, ebook and audiobook on October 4th by HarperCollins.

Friday, August 10, 2018

The Unexpected Genius of Pigs


Seven years ago, I wrote a memoir about life with minipigs. 
Now, here's a book about the real thing...



An engaging book about porcine brilliance. The Daily Express

In this gentle and illuminating study, Matt Whyman embarks on a journey to uncover the heart and soul of an animal brimming with more energy, intelligence and playfulness than he could ever have imagined.
In his bid to understand what makes a pig tick, having climbed a steep learning curve as a keeper himself, Whyman meets a veterinary professor and expert in pig emotion, as well as a spirited hill farmer whose world revolves around hogs and sows.
Packed with fascinating research and delightful anecdotes, this entertaining and informative celebration of all things porcine covers everything from evolution, behaviour and communication to friendship, loyalty and broken hearts – uncovering a surprising notion of family along the way.

The Unexpected Genius of Pigs is published in the UK by HarperCollins. Available in hardback, ebook and audiobook (read by the author).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

new short story

My first short story for 8+ readers, BROTHER IN ARMS, is published in the new issue of SCOOP MAGAZINE. Out now...



Thursday, November 17, 2016

Two shortlists

BAD APPLE has been shortlisted for two awards this week:



2017 Ealing Teen Reads





2017 Hounslow Teen Reads


Friday, October 21, 2016

CILIP Carnegie Medal Nomination

BAD APPLE has been nominated for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal



'The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature.' www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk

Thursday, October 20, 2016

new Wreckages

Here's a new track from the Wreckages project:

 


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Username: Regenerated


Last year,  I was part of the creative team that worked with YouTube star, Joe Sugg, on his record-breaking graphic novel, USERNAME: EVIE. Today sees publication of the sequel, USERNAME REGENERATED.

Judging by this cartoon taken from the book, I haven't aged in 12 months, which is just how it should be.