Matt Haig

A bestselling author, Matt Haig’s work includes fiction, children’s writing, screenplays and non-fiction. Born in Sheffield, he began his career writing adult fiction and his first novel, The Last Family in England, is currently being adapted into a film by the New Zealand film-maker Taika Waititi. His other novels include: The Dead Father’s Club, The Radleys (also currently being adapted for the screen) The Humans, How to Stop Time and The MIdnight Library.

Amongst his celebrated works for children are, To Be A Cat and his Christmas trilogy: A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas and Father Christmas and Me.

Matt Haig is also the author of the acclaimed memoir of his experiences of living with depression and anxiety, Reasons to Stay Alive and the follow-up guide, Notes on a Nervous PlanetThe Comfort Book was published July 2021.

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A big, warm hug of a book from the beloved author of The Humans and The Midnight Library that deftly mixes philosophy and memoir to create an indispensable manual for self-love and emotional resilience.

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Haig's beautifully realised origin story recounts how a boy from Finland became Santa Claus through a moving, magical tale of adventure and hope.

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The Midnight Library
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How to Stop Time
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How to Stop Time
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The Humans
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The Radleys
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The Last Family in England
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The Possession of Mr Cave
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Notes on a Nervous Planet
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Humans: An A-Z
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The author of A Boy Called Christmas delivers the irresistibly charming tale of a resourceful, cheese-obsessed rodent on a grand adventure.

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A Mouse Called Miika
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Evie and the Animals
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The Truth Pixie Goes to School
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A Boy Called Christmas
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To Be A Cat
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Shadow Forest
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The Runaway Troll
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Matt Haig Recommends His Favourite Books of Comfort

Matt Haig, bestselling author of The Comfort Book, selects five inspiring reads packed full of wisdom and reassurance for challenging times.

Books Save Lives with Matt Haig

Matt Haig, the author of How to Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive, explores the power of books as a source for healing.

A Waterstones Exclusive Interview with Matt Haig

“Novels are a form of exploring uncharted imagination” A quick-footed, time-traversing dance of a novel that features a brush with Shakespeare and a cocktail with Fitzgerald, Matt Haig’s How to Stop Time is a refreshingly modern take on a historical novel.  Described by the Guardian as a ‘high concept romance… with a modern twist’ it already has a film adaptation snapping at its heels with Benedict Cumberbatch set to take the leading role. Here, exclusively for Waterstones, the author talks about the pull of getting lost in time. Author Image: Matt Haig by Ken Railey