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Matt Haig

Biography

Matt Haig was born in 1975. His debut novel, The Last Family in England, was a UK bestseller. The Dead Fathers Club, an update of Hamlet featuring an eleven-year-old boy, and The Possession of Mr Cave, a horror story about an overprotective father, are being made into films and have been translated into numerous languages. He is also the author of the award winning children's novel Shadow Forest, and its sequel, The Runaway Troll. A film of The Radleys is in production with Alfonso Cuaron. Matt has lived in London and Spain, and now lives in York with the writer Andrea Semple and their two children.

  • The Times Review

    AMANDA CRAIG

    'Like Kurt Vonnegut and Audrey Niffenegger, Haig uses the tropes of science fiction to explore and satirise concepts of free will, love, marriage, logic, immortality and mercy with elegance and poignancy.'

  • How To Be A Writer

    MATT HAIG

    A few sage tips for anyone out there who's always dreamed of being Shakespeare

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    Hallowe'en Bundle

  • Matt Haig's Channell

    Booktrust Blog

    MATT HAIG

    An invaluable commentary on writing today from writer in residence Matt Haig.

  • Matt Haig's website

    MattHaig.com

    MATT HAIG

    'Books are our maps': Visit Matt Haig's website.

  • The List Review

    JAY RICHARDSON

    'Astute, drolly hilarious and beautiful insight into what it is to be human.'

  • The Radleys on The TV Book Club

    MATT HAIG

    Cravings, desire and coming to grips with who we are - Richard and Judy discuss The Radleys by Matt Haig

  • Extract from The Humans

    MATT HAIG

    This is a book about love, dead poets, wholenut peanut butter and what it means to be a human.

  • Matt Haig The Humans

    Buy The Humans for just £6.99!

    Get an amazing £6 off Matt Haig's brilliant new novel.

  • Matt Haig on Writing The Humans

    MATT HAIG

    Listen as Matt Haig talks about defying genre restrictions and about all the weird and wonderful things that make us human.

  • The Scotsman Review

    DAVID ROBINSON

    'This warm-hearted novel never misses a beat.'

  • The Guardian Review

    HARRY RITCHIE

    'An alien at Cambridge University? In the body of a distinguished professor of mathematics? Matt Haig's hilarious novel puts our species on the spot.'

  • The Independent Review

    LEYLA SANAI

    'An alien at Cambridge University? In the body of a distinguished professor of mathematics? Matt Haig's hilarious novel puts our species on the spot.'

  • How Words Saved My Life

    MATT HAIG

    'Reading and writing helped me to recover from a breakdown, says novelist Matt Haig.'

  • The Independent Review

    ANDY MARTIN

    'You don't have to be either an alien or a nutty professor to read this book. It speaks to the Andrew Martin in all of us. Only one question – why does no one call him "Andy"?'

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