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Matt Thorne


UK flag (1974 - )

Matt Thorne has published five adult novels to widespread critical acclaim, co-edited the anthology 'All Hail the New Puritans', and is a regular reviewer for the Independent on Sunday.
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Matt Thorne
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Short stories
Butt Hutt (2000)


Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2004) : Cherry


Matt Thorne recommends
Semi-detached
Semi-detached (2001)
Paul Heathorn
"Hilarious... The most original first novel I've ever come across."
Rescue Me
Rescue Me (2001)
Christopher Hart
"Wonderfully elegant."

Going Out (2002)
Scarlett Thomas
"Points the way to a new future for English fiction. Fans of Coupland and Murakami: here is your new favourite author."
Bullet Points
Bullet Points (2004)
Mark Watson
"Simply a great novel, full stop."
Blood on the Saddle
Blood on the Saddle (2005)
Rafael Reig
"Hilarious, a literary Hellzapoppin."
The Amnesia Clinic
The Amnesia Clinic (2006)
James Scudamore
"Highly recommended. Scudamore has talent to burn."
Swung
Swung (2007)
Ewan Morrison
"That rare thing, a serious book about sex."

The Red Men (2007)
Matthew de Abaitua
"Matthew de Abaitua makes Michel Houellebecq seem like Enid Blyton."

Bad Traffic (2008)
(Inspector Jian, book 1)
Simon Lewis
"The most exciting and original voice in crime fiction since Ian Rankin."

Blame (2017)
Paul Read
"At a time when high-quality contemporary literary fiction is rarer than ever, Paul Read’s novels are a much-needed tonic."



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