matt cahill

Some praise for my debut novel, The Society of Experience...

Harper's Bazaar picks The Society of Experience as #11 on their Top 15 must-reads of fall 2015, along with Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Isabel Allende, Patti Smith, and David Mitchell!

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“Matt Cahill's debut novel The Society of Experience explores the dangers of magical thinking in a most entertaining way. Both thoughtful and humorous, twisty and fun, this is transporting storytelling (in more ways than one).”
-- Andrew Pyper, author of The Demonologist and The Damned.


“A swirling confident debut, supported by crisp prose without misstep, and containing many more original ideas than books three times its slender size. Sly and slippery fun – I thought of Ben Marcus and JG Ballard… writers who say don't worry I know what I'm doing as they break from the pack.”
-- Tony Burgess, author of Pontypool Changes Everything and The n-Body Problem



    This is the place to stay informed about my writing and public appearances, including my novel, The Society of Experience, published in 2015 by Wolsak & Wynn. It's available for purchase in Canada and the U.S., in-store and online. An e-book version is also available.

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