Matt Haig


Matt Haig is an author for children and adults. He chronicled the anxiety and depression he experienced which led him to consider taking his own life in his first bestselling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive. Now, with his new book Notes on a Nervous World hitting the shelves more recently, Matt explains why he has turned his attention to the impact modern life is having on our mental health. His children’s book A Boy Called Christmas was a runaway hit and is translated in over 40 languages. It is being made into a film by Studio Canal and The Guardian called it an ‘instant classic’. His novels for adults include the award-winning How To Stop Time, The Radleys and The Humans. He won the TV Book Club ‘book of the series’, and has been shortlisted for a Specsavers National Book Award. The Humans was chosen as a World Book Night title. His children’s novels have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal three times.

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