Matt Whyman is a bestselling author, also known for his work in providing advice and support for young people. 

Matt has written widely for all ages across a range of subjects - in fiction, advice and memoir. His books include Man or MouseColumbia RoadOink! My Life With Minipigs and Walking with Sausage Dogs (Hodder). For young adult readers, he is the award-winning author of titles including SuperhumanUnzippedBoy Kills ManThe Wild (Hodder), the So Below trilogy, Inside the CageGoldstrike (Simon & Schuster), The SavagesAmerican Savage & Bad Apple (Hot Key Books). His latest book, The Unexpected Genius of Pigs, is published by HarperCollins.

Alongside his work as an established ghostwriter and collaborative author, Matt is responsible for several books under fictional names - notably Feather and Bone and Tooth and Claw (Walker) by the Carnegie-nominated mystery writer, Lazlo Strangolov, and Jack Carson's Battle Champions series for younger readers (Simon & Schuster). He is also a member of the 'Sugg Squad', the creative team that worked alongside Youtube star, Joe Sugg, on Username: Evie, the number 1 bestseller and fastest-selling graphic novel on record in the UK, as well as Username: Regenerated and Username: Uprising.

A graduate from the University of East Anglia's MA in Creative Writing, Matt is often invited to teach the subject for writers of all ages; hosting workshops across Russia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as in schools throughout the UK. He has also served on judging panels for the Costa Children's Book of the Year Award and the Booktrust Teenage Book Prize.

In 1995, Matt became the first agony uncle for 19 magazine, and has subsequently written regular advice columns for BFox KidsAOL and an 18 year residency at Bliss. Over the years he has co-presented a series of ITV's cult Saturday morning show, Love Bites, as well as a live weekly phone-in on LBC, created a confidential online advice service for and served as resident agony uncle on BBC Radio 1's The Surgery.

Matt has written many national health awareness campaigns - for clients including BBC Radio 1Brook AdvisoryNSPCC, the Health Education AuthorityMacmillan Cancer Support and CLIC Sargent - as well as numerous articles and features for national newspapers and magazines. He has also fronted several long-running opinion pages for Eve and Marie Claire.

Matt is married with four children, and lives in West Sussex, UK.

Click here for a critical perspective of Matt's work by the British Council.