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Matt Haig

Biography

Matt Haig

Matt Haig is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir REASONS TO STAY ALIVE, along with six novels, including his latest, HOW TO STOP TIME, and several award-winning children’s books. His work has been translated into 30 languages.

Matt Haig

Books by Matt Haig

by Matt Haig - Fiction

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. He has lived history but now just wants an ordinary life. So Tom moves back to London, his old home, to become a high school history teacher --- the perfect job for someone who has witnessed the city's history firsthand. Better yet, a captivating French teacher at his school seems fascinated by him. But the Albatross Society, the secretive group that protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him.

by Matt Haig - Memoir, Nonfiction

Everyone’s lives are touched by mental illness: if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does. Matt Haig’s frankness about his experiences is both inspiring to those who feel daunted by depression and illuminating to those who are mystified by it. Above all, his humor and encouragement never let us lose sight of hope. Speaking as his present self to his former self in the depths of depression, Matt is adamant that the oldest cliché is the truest --- there is light at the end of the tunnel.

by Matt Haig - Humor

An extraterrestrial visitor arrives on Earth and does not have positive first impressions of the human species. The visitor, who takes the form of Cambridge University’s prominent mathematician Andrew Martin, is eager to complete his task and return home to his own utopian planet. While initially disgusted by the human way of life, he starts to realize that there may be more to this weird species. As he forges bonds with Martin’s family, he sees hope in human imperfection and begins to question his mission.

by Matt Haig - Fiction

The Radleys are a typical family. Except Peter and Helen are vampires, and they've abstained from blood-chasing so that their children could lead normal lives. But when their daughter commits a shocking act of violence, the police launch an investigation that uncovers an unknown history --- and leads to a visit from their malevolent Uncle Will.