Articles written by: Matt Haig

Books

GMA BOOKCLUB PICK!

The Midnight Library has just launched in America and has been chosen as a Good Morning America Book Club pick. Here’s the big reveal in Times Square!

News

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY OPTIONED FOR FILM

So pleased to be announce The Midnight Library has been optioned for film by Studio Canal and Blueprint. More info is here.

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BETWEEN THE COVERS PICK!

So happy to announce that The Midnight Library has been chosen as a pick on the new BBC 2 seven-part series, Between the Covers, hosted by Sara Cox!

Events

EVENTS


I’m doing an online book tour for The Midnight Library in America. I hope to virtually see you there! Here are the dates:

October 5: The Strand (New York, NY) – , 5:00 pm ET: in conversation with Kristin Hannah

October 6: St. Louis County Library (St. Louis, MO) – 7:00 pm CT: in conversation with Carrie Robb

October 13: Warwick’s (La Jolla, CA) – 12:00 pm PT: in conversation with Margarita Montimore

October 17: Rakestraw Books (Danville, CA) – 9:30 am PT: in conversation with Patrick Nolan (ticketed)

October 26: Boswell and Books & Company (Milwaukee & Oconomowoc, WI) – 3:00 pm CT: in conversation with Daniel Goldin and Lisa Baudoin

 

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SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER 1

THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY IS A SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who has bought a copy.

And it’s getting some lovely reviews too: 

 ‘A beguiling read, filled with warmth and humour, and a vibrant celebration of the power of books to change lives’ Sunday Times

‘Just beautiful’ Fearne Cotton

‘It’s a rare and welcome light of hope and wisdom in the darkness…’ Joanne Harris

‘An uplifting, poignant novel about regret, hope and second chances’ David Nicholls

‘Love this man’s books’ Jodi Picoult 

‘A beautiful book to get lost in’ Zoe Ball, BBC Radio 2

‘The King of empathy’ Jameela Jamil 

 ‘Amazing and utterly beautiful, The Midnight Library is everything you’d expect from the genius storyteller who is Matt Haig’ Joanna Cannon

“Clever, emotional and thought-inspiring” Jenny Colgan

‘Haig is one of the most inspirational popular writers on mental health of our age and, in his latest novel, he has taken a clever, engaging concept and created a heart-warming story that offers wisdom in the same deceptively simple way as Mitch Albom’s best tales’ Independent

‘A brilliant premise and great fun’ Daily Mail

‘[A] highly original, thought-provoking novel about the importance of appreciating the life you have’ Independent

‘Thought-provoking, uplifting . . . Exploring our relationship with regret and what really makes a perfect life’ Harper’s Bazaar

‘Life-affirming . . . This one’s a firm keeper for the bookshelf’ Woman & Home

‘This touching story, which reminded me of It’s a Wonderful Life, is full of heart and wisdom’ Good Housekeeping

‘Haig’s combination of ingenious storytelling and all-round decency doesn’t just provide a highly satisfying read. It really does make you think about what makes for a life well lived’ Reader’s Digest

 ‘A tale of second chances and living with regrets . . . Very engaging . . . There’s an addictive element of voyeurism as you sample Nora’s different lives through her eyes and it leaves you wondering if regrets are worth the emotional labour that we invest in them’ Stylist