October 18, 2022
298 PAGES | ISBN 978-1-989496-57-2
In Radioland, Matt Cahill’s mesmerizing new literary thriller, music, fame and magic wind together in an eerie mystery.
There are whispers about murders on the scene in Toronto, from bartenders, hairdressers and others who trade in rumours. When the bodies are found they are altered in disturbing ways. No one knows who the killer could be. Perhaps it is Kris, a troubled musician who has just reached a level of fame only to have his life collapse around him. Perhaps it is Jill, a sensitive with a dangerous magic that calls strangers to her.
As Kris struggles to deal with a childhood experience of sexual abuse he finds a strange advertisement on a hydro pole. By answering it he begins texting Jill, another lost soul reaching out for connection. In bits and pieces, they share their stories, discovering truths about themselves and the people surrounding them, until they must face the danger that is stalking them both.
"Twisting and turning between rock musician Kris and 'house cleanser’ Jill, Radioland serves up a terrifying, dangerous and electrifying tale that pinpoints where we belong and who we belong to. A wildly weird look at an off-kilter world full of crime and fear, Matt Cahill’s new novel will keep you up at night wondering what's real and what isn’t."
– Michelle Berry, author of Everything Turns Away and The Prisoner and the Chaplain
Library 2022 (Lisa de Nikolits, the Minerva Reader, 25/11/2022)
"A triumph in psychological-disaster storytelling, Radioland blasts across the airwaves with an enviable power and originality."
MATT CAHILL, RADIOLAND. (Emily Breitkopf, the Ampersand Review, 23/11/2022)
"It has magic. It has murder. It has music. It has everything I was looking for and it is a literary thriller you are definitely not going to want to miss."
Matt Cahill, Radioland (Emily Breitkopf, Ampersand Review, 22/11/2022)
"The world of Radioland is vivid, and its character driven story makes you want to learn all there is to know about Kris and Jill, and all the interesting side characters that go along with them. Radioland lets you reap the rewards with an explosive ending as these characters finally face their demons head on. It has magic. It has murder. It has music. It has everything I was looking for and it is a literary thriller you are definitely not going to want to miss."
Here and Now Afternoon Book Club: Matt Cahill (Gill Deacon, Here and Now Toronto with Gill Deacon, 01/11/2022)
Gill Deacon spoke with Toronto author Matt Cahill about his latest book, Radioland for Here and Now’s Tuesday afternoon book club.
MATT CAHILL + ROBERT HARRIS + STAN LEE (Richard Crouse, House of Crouse, 16/10/2022)
On this week’s Richard Crouse Show we meet Matt Cahill.
Editors' Picks for November 2022 (49th Shelf, 05/11/2022)
Matt's novel makes this round up books to see you through the greyest month.
OCTOBER BOOK COVERS WE LOVE! (Spine Magazine, 27/10/2022)
It's exciting to Matt's cover on this list of great book covers for October from Spine Magazine.
New Books: 11 October 2022 (Locus, 11/10/2022)
Radioland is included in this great roundup!
40 Canadian books we can't wait to read in October (CBC Books, 04/10/2022)
Great to see Matt's novel included in this roundup.
65 works of Canadian fiction to watch for in fall 2022 (CBC Books, 06/09/2022)
It's wonderful to see Radioland on the CBC list of fiction to watch for this fall!
Matt Cahill is a Toronto writer. His debut novel, The Society of Experience, was released in 2015. His short stories have appeared with Found Press, Fusion Fragment and The Rusty Toque. His nonfiction has appeared in The Best Canadian Essays 2017, Ryeberg, the Humber Literary Review and Torontoist