Matt Haig

To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act.

Matt Haig

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Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and The Comfort Book, as well as several novels for adults, including The Midnight Library, which has become a worldwide phenomenon and sold over two million copies.

Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which has been made into a feature film with an all-star cast. He has been awarded the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been nominated three times for the Carnegie Medal.

His work has been translated into over forty languages.

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I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.

How to Stop Time

Matt Haig

I know that some of you reading this are convinced humans are a myth, but I am here to state that they do actually exist

The Humans

Matt Haig

She was the first child. The girl who saved Christmas. And Father Christmas would never forget it…

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Matt Haig

An impossibility is just a possibility you don’t understand yet

A Boy Called Christmas

Matt Haig

A Boy Called Christmas cover

Listen to Stephen Fry read from A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig! But only if you believe in impossible things.

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To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act. To be happy with your own non-upgraded existence. To be comfortable with our messy, human selves, would not be good for business

Reasons to Stay Alive

Matt Haig

17 Orchard Lane is the home of the Radleys and, despite their very best efforts, they are anything but normal

The Radleys

Matt Haig

humans are mysterious, even to themselves, and it is this mystery that keeps them going. It is the mystery that makes love possible.

Humans: An A-Z

Matt Haig