Matt Whyman
Matt Whyman is the award-winning author of several critically acclaimed novels including THE SAVAGES, BAD APPLE, and BOY KILLS MAN, as well as the bestselling comic memoir, WALKING WITH SAUSAGE DOGS.

The former agony uncle for Bliss magazine and Radio 1's weekly advice show, The Surgery, Matt lives in West Sussex with his wife and four children.

Find out more about Matt at and on Twitter: @mattwhyman

Entries by Matt Whyman

Picked Off The Floor By Muhammad Ali

(0) Comments | Posted 4 June 2016 | (18:55)

Nearly twenty-five years ago, my dream of becoming a novelist received a knockout blow. I'd moved to Bristol with the bones of a manuscript, and a literary agent back in London hungry for me to give it body and soul. I wanted to seize the opportunity, even if that did...

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Cancer Doesn't Have to Stop You Being Young (And Having a Love Life If You Want One)

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2015 | (14:49)

Managing your love life can be challenging at the best of times. But when you're going through cancer treatment it can be even more difficult to handle all the emotions and worries that come with being in a relationship, or looking for a partner.

I've been working with young...

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Young People With Cancer Need Better Relationships and Sex Advice

(0) Comments | Posted 21 April 2015 | (08:04)

Every day, six young people aged 16-24 receive the shocking news that they have cancer.

Treatment usually starts immediately, can last for up to three years, and disrupts every area of their lives. Of course, this can include relationships and sex. And yet at such a formative time the issues...

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Dear Matt Is No More

(0) Comments | Posted 16 February 2014 | (19:17)

Feast and famine in the freelance world is a hazard of the job - that's if you consider long periods without a commission as a form of employment. In 1996, I was pitching articles to support my young family and buy some time to write my first novel. With no...

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The Case for Cannibalism

(0) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (16:01)

A recent UN report suggested that world hunger could be eased if we just ate more insects. Wasps, beetles, grasshoppers and caterpillars are nutritious, so the experts argued, loaded as they are with protein and minerals. The downside is they're minging, as most people pointed out once they'd...

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How to Walk With a Sausage Dog

(2) Comments | Posted 10 July 2012 | (00:00)

Every dog needs exercise on a regular basis. Keep your four-legged friend indoors for too long and it'll turn on your cushions and then possibly even you. A dog needs fresh air and a chance to stretch its legs. But what if we're talking about the kind of breed that's...

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