Matt Greene - Author

About the Author

Matt Greene was born in Watford in 1985 and studied English Language at the University of Sussex, where he edited The Badger newspaper and first became interested in writing for the stage. He has co-written four plays for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including the sell-out farce The Straight Man. Ostrich is his first novel.

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Featured books by Matt Greene

Ostrich

Ostrich

Author: Matt Greene Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/01/2015

Growing up is hard enough without a deadline. Alex has a story to tell. He just doesn't know what kind of story it is yet. He's got a lot of the concerns every 12-year-old has but lately, ever since his brain surgery, everyone in his life is behaving more than a little mysteriously. He's certain there's something rotten at the heart of his parents' marriage, and when his beloved hamster Jaws 2 starts acting up as well he decides it's time to investigate. So begins the journey that will take him to the limits of his understanding and take you back to the wonder and conviction of your own adolescence, to a time when you understood the world so much better than it understood you.

Other books by Matt Greene

Ostrich

Ostrich

Author: Matt Greene Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2013

A brilliant and moving coming-of-age story in the tradition of Wonder by R. J. Palacio and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddonthis debut novel is written with tremendous humor and charm.This is Alex's story. But he doesn't know exactly what it's about yet, so you probably shouldn't either.Instead, here are some things that it's sort of about (but not really):It's sort of (but not really) about brain surgery.It's sort of (but not really) about a hamster named Jaws 2 (after the original Jaws (who died), not the movie Jaws 2).It's sort of (but actually quite a lot) about Alex's parents.It's sort of (but not really) about feeling ostrichized (which is a better word for excluded (because ostriches can't fly so they often feel left out)).It's sort of (but not really (but actually, the more you think about it, kind of a lot)) about empathy (which is like sympathy only better), and also love and trust and fate and time and quantum mechanics and friendship and exams and growing up.And it's also sort of about courage. Because sometimes it actually takes quite a lot of it to bury your head in the sand.Praise for Ostrich ';Irresistible! Ostrich is loaded with wit, charm, and wisdom. Alex is one of the sweetest and most inspiring narrators I've ever encountered. I dare you not to laugh, cry, and fall utterly in love.'Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette?';A coming-of-age story of some brilliance . . . I laughed heartily, sobbed unexpectedly, and significantly improved my grammar.'Nathan Filer, author of the Costa Book Award winner The Shock of the Fall';One of the bravest novels I've read in a very long time. Matt Greene lets the reader become detective, and clue by clue we uncover not only the truth of Alex's world, but the deepest truths of what it means to love and lose.'Carol Rifka Brunt, author of Tell the Wolves I'm Home ';Ostrich has given me the most enjoyable reading experience I've had all year and has one of the funniest and most engaging young narrators I've had the pleasure of reading. Matt Greene is seriously funny and in Ostrich proves comedy can be the finest of arts.'Matt Haig, author of The HumansFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

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