Matt Cain

Arts and culture presenter for television
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Matt Cain became Channel 4's first ever Culture Editor in July 2010 after seven years working on The South Bank Show, where he made films on Ian McKellen, Sam Taylor-Wood, Will Young and Carol Ann Duffy. Whilst at Channel 4 he attracted acclaim for his coverage of the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Mercury Music Prize and the Turner Prize, as well as interviews with Grayson Perry, Pedro Almodóvar and Emeli Sandé, and an exclusive look inside Lucian Freud's studio following the artist's death. 

In July 2013, Matt left Channel 4 after three years to focus on his projects. His first novel, Show through the Heart, was published by Pan Macmillan in 2014 with the second, Nothing But Trouble, following in July 2015. 

Matt has been nominated for Stonewall's Journalist of the Year award, presented the series What Makes a Masterpiece? for More4, judged the Costa Book Awards and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, written for The Times, The Independent, The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Daily Express and continues to contribute a monthly column on gay cultural history to Attitude magazine. 

He's currently working on his third novel, for publication in 2016.


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