Matthew Caley

Author's books

The Scene of My Former Triumph


Matthew Caley’s debut Thirst [1999] was nominated for ‘The Forward Prize For Best First Collection’ and much acclaimed: “shaped and honed to a mosaic brilliance” – Ken Smith.


‘Stunning invention and remarkable versatility’ – Sophie Hannah.


“Thirst is a joy -comic, witty, even touchingly poignant” – Time Out.


This second collection ‘The Scene Of My Former Triumph‘ extends his patrol across the liminal borders between urban myth and the myth of pastoral escape.