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Will Storr is an award-winning writer and journalist and a popular speaker on the science of storytelling.

Author of six critically acclaimed books, including the novel The Hunger and The Howling of Killian Lone, Will’s journalism has appeared in titles including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The New Yorker and The New York Times.

His prizes include a National Press Club award for excellence and the AFM award for Best Investigative Journalism. His work on sexual violence against men earned the Amnesty International Award and a One World Press Award. Will has also been presented with the AIB Award for Best Investigative Documentary for his BBC radio series.

He’s an in-demand ghostwriter whose books have sold millions of copies and spent months at the top of The Sunday Times bestseller chart.

His books include –

Selfie: How the West Became Self Obsessed
The Heretics – Adventures with the Enemies of Science
The Hunger & the Howling of Killian Lone
Will Storr vs the Supernatural

And of course the “Science of Storytelling”. In this incisive, thought-provoking book, award-winning writer Will demonstrates how master storytellers manipulate and compel us.

Applying dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to the foundations of our myths and archetypes, he shows how we can use these tools to tell better stories – and make sense of our chaotic modern world.

SPEAKING TOPICS 

Will regularly teaches popular storytelling classes in London and has been invited to present his Science of Storytelling workshop all over the world, from Bangkok to Istanbul to the European Parliament.

His Science of Storytelling for Business speeches take an evidence-based approach to storytelling, using the latest findings from psychology and neuroscience to explain the power and practise of storytelling for those who seek to influence, persuade and motivate. Whether you’re a business leader, a marketeer, a communicator or working for an NGO or think thank, the talk will show you how storytellingskills can transform the way you communicate and lead to rapid results.Delegates will learn why and how the human brain is wired to understand our lives as stories, and how these stories serve to motivate us and help us connect with others. These simple understandings can transform the way you promote and communicate yourself and your business.

Delegates will learn why and how the human brain is wired to understand our lives as stories, and how these stories serve to motivate us and help us connect with others. These simple understandings can transform the way you promote and communicate yourself and your business.

The Science of Storytelling can also be presented as a course. Will has presented it at a wide range of organisations including Expedia, Zoopla, Wunderman Thompson, Publicis Sapient, TNS BMRB and the EU Parliament

SELFIE

Will also delivers a talk around his book In this talk based on his widely critically acclaimed book Selfie (‘Electrifying’, The Financial Times; ‘Approaching genius’, The Sunday Times), Will tells the story of how the West became self-obsessed. From Ancient Greece to Thatcher’s neoliberal revolution, so today’s world of celebrity and social media, he tells how our modern hyper-competitive world is making us more perfectionistic, and explores the effects this is having on our mental wellbeing.

FEEDBACK ON SCIENCE OF STORYTELLING 

The best book on the craft of storytelling Ive ever read
Matt Haig

Easily the best book Ive read this year
Hannah Fry

Reading this book feels like cheating. It gives you an unfair advantage over other writers
Charlie Higson

A masterpiece
Adam Rutherford

A brilliant, accessible and very human book not just for writers but for anyone interested in how the mind works not least their own. A stupendous achievement
Robert Webb

If you want to write a novel or a script, read this book
Sunday Times

A hugely compelling reading experience. Storrs superb exploration of the enduring appeal of the novel offers a smart, fascinating exploration of the science and psychology behind our most sophisticated art form that also works as an effective how-to guide,
The Observer

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Testimonials

We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.