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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Street Runners

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. At home is fine by me.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Cruella Deville

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. pigeons

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Laughing at self for terrible comic timing

Author Voices

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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