Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Savages film news

Film rights for The Savages have been optioned by Escape Artists Entertainment.

Escape Artists are a motion picture and television production company in Los Angeles with feature credits including The Taking of Pelham 123 (John Travolta), The Pursuit of Happyness (Will Smith), Sex Tape (Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel) and Southpaw (Jake Gyllenhaal).

The Savages is published in the UK by Hot Key Books and in the USA by The Overlook Press.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

YALC 2015 appearance

I'll be appearing at YALC 2015, part of London Film and Comic Con, at Olympia, London, 17 - 19th July. 

Over 60 YA authors are featured in the line up, headlined by Judy Blume. 

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


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


Cheltenham Literature Festival


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

Sunday, August 10, 2014



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