Matthew Blakstad

Book: Sockpuppet

Genre: Crossover thriller

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Publication date(s): 2016 - date TBC

About:  Matthew’s first career was as a professional child actor. From the age of ten, he had roles in TV dramas on the BBC and ITV, in films and at theatres including the Royal Court. After graduating from Oxford with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, he began a career in online communications, consulting for a range of clients from the BBC to major banks. Since 2008, he has been in public service, using his communication skills to help people understand and manage their money. Matthew is a graduate of the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course.


Twitter handle: @mattblak

Location: London

Writer Superpowers (specialist subjects): Privacy, identity and crime in the Internet age; How should fiction respond to the Internet and social media?; Trolling and public shaming on social media; false online identities and identity theft; The Anonymous movement and the Dark Net


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