Search - List of Books by Matt Thorne

This article is about English novelist Matt Thorne, who is not to be confused with cultural anthropologist Matt Thorn, or Matt Thorne or Matt Thorr musician


Matt Thorne is an English writer born in 1974 who has published seven novels. Thorne grew up in Bristol, England, and was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University. Thorne's first book, Tourist, was published in 1998. The book is an attack on the negative effects of tourism on Weston-super-Mare, a popular English seaside town near Bristol. His second book Eight Minutes Idle, which drew on Thorne's experiences of having worked in a call centre, was published in 1999 and won an Encore Award. Thorne's 2004 novel, Cherry, was longlisted for the Booker Prize. He is now married to Lesley Thorne and they have one son, Luke.

Thorne is a regular book reviewer for national newspapers, has written screenplays and plays for radio, and a trilogy of books for young adults, the 39 Castles series, which chronicles the adventures of a group of high-spirited children. These novels create an imaginary England of the future where the modern day world has collapsed and where society has reverted to earlier ways, resembling medieval England. The world of these novels is similar to the England imagined by Richard Jefferies in his novel After London, to which Thorne alludes in the final book of the trilogy, The White Castle. In 2000, Thorne and his fellow novelist Nicholas Blincoe co-founded something of a literary movement, the New Puritans, whose Dogme-style manifesto pledged to bring simplicity and relevance back to contemporary British fiction.
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Total Books: 32
Prince
2016 - Prince (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781572841871
ISBN-10: 1572841877
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Prince a Celebration
2012 - Prince a Celebration (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571273492
ISBN-10: 0571273491
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Riptide v 5 Short Stories with an Undercurrent
2010 - Riptide V 5 Short Stories with an Undercurrent (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780955832635
ISBN-10: 0955832632
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Cherry
2005 - Cherry (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753819142
ISBN-10: 0753819147
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The White Castle
2005 - The White Castle [39 Castles] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571220007
ISBN-10: 0571220002
Genre: Children's Books
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Greengrove Castle
2005 - Greengrove Castle [39 Castles S.] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571219971
ISBN-10: 0571219977
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Kingmaker's Castle
2005 - Kingmaker's Castle [39 Castles] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571219988
ISBN-10: 0571219985
Genre: Children's Books
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Gesundheitsmonitor 2004
2004 - Gesundheitsmonitor 2004 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783892047810
ISBN-10: 3892047812
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Cherry a Novel
2004 - Cherry a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780297829096
ISBN-10: 0297829092
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Child Star
2004 - Child Star (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780753817537
ISBN-10: 0753817535
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Dreaming of Strangers
2003 - Dreaming of Strangers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753811320
ISBN-10: 0753811324
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pictures of You
2002 - Pictures of You (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753813447
ISBN-10: 0753813440
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Tourist
2001 - Tourist (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780753811375
ISBN-10: 0753811375
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Eight Minutes Idle
2001 - Eight Minutes Idle (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780753811382
ISBN-10: 0753811383
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