Out now in the UK and USA

Reasons to Stay Alive was the 2nd bestselling non-fiction book of 2016

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig’s world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. ‘I wrote this book because the oldest cliches remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven’t been able to see it …Words, just sometimes, really can set you free.’

‘Matt Haig is amazing’ Stephen Fry

‘Maybe the most important book I’ve read this year’ Simon Mayo

‘Fascinating and beautifully written’ Ian Rankin

‘A really great read, and essential to our collective well-being’ Jo Brand

‘Brilliant and salutary . . . should be on prescription’ Rev Richard Coles

‘Brings a difficult and sensitive subject out of the darkness and into the light’ Michael Palin

‘Full of wisdoms and warmth’ Nathan Filer

‘Marvellous… this book is wise, funny, affirming and redemptive’ Joanne Harris

‘should be read by anyone who has suffered, or known someone who has suffered (i.e.. everyone)’ S J Watson

‘a small masterpiece. It might even save livesl’ Joanna Lumley

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out now in UK and in USA

It’s hardest to belong when you’re closest to home…One wet Friday evening, Professor Andrew Martin of Cambridge University solves the world’s greatest mathematical riddle. Then he disappears. When he is found walking naked along the motorway, Professor Martin seems different. Besides the lack of clothes, he now finds normal life pointless. His loving wife and teenage son seem repulsive to him. In fact, he hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton. And he’s a dog. Can a bit of Debussy and Emily Dickinson keep him from murder? Can the species which invented cheap white wine and peanut butter sandwiches be all that bad? And what is the warm feeling he gets when he looks into his wife’s eyes?