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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
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Semi-detached (2001)
Paul Heathorn
"Hilarious... The most original first novel I've ever come across."
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Rescue Me (2001)
Christopher Hart
"Wonderfully elegant."
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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."
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Bullet Points (2004)
Mark Watson
"Simply a great novel, full stop."
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Blood on the Saddle (2005)
Rafael Reig
"Hilarious, a literary Hellzapoppin."
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The Amnesia Clinic (2006)
James Scudamore
"Highly recommended. Scudamore has talent to burn."
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Swung (2007)
Ewan Morrison
"That rare thing, a serious book about sex."
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The Red Men (2007)
Matthew de Abaitua
"Matthew de Abaitua makes Michel Houellebecq seem like Enid Blyton."
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Bad Traffic (2008)
(Inspector Jian, book 1)
Simon Lewis
"The most exciting and original voice in crime fiction since Ian Rankin."
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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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