The bestselling author has recorded a special sneak preview video of his beautiful new book ‘The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle’.

Matt Cain has always been a champion of Manchester Libraries. We are so pleased that he is supporting our Read Manchester #Take10toRead campaign.

Research shows that reading can help make you feel calmer, reduce stress and improve concentration. 10 to 16 May is also Mental Health Awareness Week, so there is no better time to shout out about the benefits of reading!

If Matt’s video has tempted you to read more about Albert’s life, you can pre-order the book from his website or reserve a copy from your local library.

Matt Cain was born in Bury and brought up in Bolton. He’s worked for ITV and Channel 4 and was Editor-in-Chief of Attitude, the UK’s biggest-selling magazine for gay men.

As a freelance journalist, Matt has written for all the UK’s major newspapers. He’s been a judge for the Costa Book Awards, Polari First Novel Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards.

Matt’s first novel, Shot Through the Heart, was published in 2014. The second, Nothing But Trouble, followed in 2015. In 2017 Matt crowdfunded his third novel The Madonna of Bolton, after receiving over 30 rejections from publishers, reportedly due to its gay protagonist and theme. The title reached its funding target in seven days, becoming Unbound’s fastest-crowdfunded novel ever.

Matt is an ambassador for both Manchester Pride and the Albert Kennedy Trust, the UK’s national youth LGBT+ homelessness charity. He’s also a patron of LGBT History Month. 

Matt’s new novel, The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle, will be published by Headline Review later this month.