Literary Agent

Matt Rubinstein

Matt was born in 1974 in Sydney, and lived in Adelaide for 15 years before returning to Sydney in 1997. He practised law for five years and now writes full-time. He is currently working on a new novel, a feature film script and several short film projects and is based in London.

Matt’s first novel (in sonnet form) Solstice, was shortlisted for the 1993 Australian/Vogel award and published, to critical acclaim, in 1994 by Allen & Unwin. His adaptation of the book for the stage was produced by the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Magpie Theatre at the 1996 Adelaide Festival. It was directed by Neill Gladwin and starred Kate Kendall and Nadine Garner with live jazz by Kate Ceberano and the Barney McAll trio. Matt has also written the screenplay for a short film, *Punch*, which screened in the 2007 Melbourne International Film Festival.

Matt’s second novel, Nomad, was published in 1997 by Hyland House and his third, Vellum, was runner-up for the 2001 _Australian_/Vogel award. It was published by Text Publishing.

Selected Publications
  • A Little Rain on Thursday (2007)
  • Nomad (1997)
  • Solstice (1994)