Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman is the author of a number of acclaimed novels, including Inside the Cage, Boy Kills Man and The Wild. His latest book from Simon & Schuster (US publication only), Oink - My Life With Mini-Pigs is his first work of non-fiction for adults. He is married with four children, and lives in West Sussex, England.
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A pet is for life. Even the demanding ones.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Laughing at self for terrible comic timing

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Someone who knew about pig-keeping when my wife suggested a pair would make good pets.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Keeping my family afloat.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Cruella Deville

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May 19, 2011

When I started writing Oink: My Life With Mini-Pigs, Butch and Roxi could both fit inside the cat basket in which they'd arrived. Midway through, Roxi had grown almost knee-height to me. Once I'd finished the book, she'd added a couple more inches. After that, she began packing on the pounds. As for Butch, he's certainly a small pig, but won't be climbing back inside that cat basket again.

When people hear about my book, or look at the cover, often their first response is 'I want a minipig!'. That's pretty much how my wife saw things when she first came across such pictures. Sure enough, when Butch and Roxi moved in with us they were... see more

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