Find out more about Matt's work as a writer.

Matt always knew he had enough stories to fill a book and during lockdown he started writing about his experiences growing up in the UK care system. 

Completing an undergraduate diploma at the University of Cambridge while working as an in-house engineer at ARC Recording Studios, one of his short stories won Spread The Word’s Scribe UK 2021 and attracted publishing industry attention.

He is now represented by Alice Lutyens at Curtis Brown and finishing his debut novel before starting a Masters in Creative Writing at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.

Matt’s memoir is as-yet-untitled and due for publication in the near future.

Matt has a Substack channel called Underclass Hero, which can be found here.

‘Here is a writer who holds the reader in the palm of his hand.'

Frances Wilson

‘Heart-breaking and humorous’

Catharine Cho

‘Tragedy of lack,’ but with a sense of ‘excitement of escape, which many would fear.’

Damian Barr

Short Stories & Awards

Care leavers are not weak

A blog explaining the difficulties of leaving care
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UK Music Blog - National Care Leavers Week 22

A blog discussing what more needs to be done to help care leavers in the music industry
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Winner of Spread The Word’s Scribe Competition

Matt was one of four winners of this talent search for bold new creative non-fiction voices.
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Winner of Highly Commended Award of the Life Writing Prize 2021

Matt's short story about being taken into care was a winner of the Life Writing Prize.
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