Amazingly honoured that I am now a World Book Day author. I have written Evie in the Jungle exclusively for World Book Day and it is lovely to  be on the amazing list. The wonderful Emily Gravett has drawn some brilliant illustrations too.  There’s more information here.

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My new book for children, Evie and the Animals, is out now. It has been illustrated by the wonderful Emily Gravett and she has done an amazing job!

Here’s the book blurb:

Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent. A SUPERTALENT.

A talent that can let her HEAR the thoughts of an elephant, and make friends with a dog and a sparrow.

The only problem is, this talent is dangerous. VERY dangerous. That’s what her dad says.

So when she frees the school rabbit from its tiny hutch, she vows to keep her talent a secret. But after a face-to-face encounter with a lion, things start to go very wrong. Her dad – and every animal in town – is now in danger. Evie is determined to save them. And to find the truth of her own past. To do that she must battle a mysterious man with a talent more powerful than any other.

As time runs out, she must seek help from the animals, and finally DARE TO BE HERSELF?

Here’s what people have said about my children’s books:

“Absolutely brilliant”

Blue Peter

“The perfect package of happiness”

“Full of heart and humour”
Daily Express

“Touching, funny and packed with memorable characters”
Sunday Mail

You can download a bookmark or poster or activity pack here.


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I’ve written a new children’s book called EVIE AND THE ANIMALS and the wonderful Emily Gravett is illustrating it! It will be published on 6th June in the UK. More details very soon.

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My new book for children, The Truth Pixie, is out now. It went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list so thank you to everyone who has bought it already. It’s a book I wrote to be a comfort guide for kids through their more worried moments. Here’s a page from the book.


8 weeks at number one!

Notes on a Nervous Planet is a Sunday Times number one bestseller again this week! Thank you so so much to everyone who has bought it. I have the best readers! x

Some very lovely people have been saying rather nice things about it too:

“Genius” RUBY WAX

“Beautiful, honest and wise” FEARNE COTTON

“Take Notes on a Nervous Planet twice daily, with or without food. The book is crammed with wisdom, insight, love and wit” STEPHEN FRY

“A primer for how to live in the present moment. This book will find grateful readers everywhere” NIGELLA LAWSON
Notes on a Nervous Planet is a fascinating look at the link between anxiety and the world we live in . . . [Haig is] one of our warmest, wittiest and wisest writers” Mail on Sunday

“Matt Haig has written really something rather special here – the definitive user manual for your own head. It’s a self-help book that – unusually for the genre – talks in sensible, practical terms not in vague aphorisms and allegories. Recommended for anyone who’s ever wobbled, and that’s all of us” ADAM KAY

“Haig’s bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive was an engaging self-help memoir which mined personal trauma for valuable life lessons. This follow-up is a rag-bag of personal experience, thoughts and feelings . . . some thought-provoking, some pertinent and important . . . He’s a smart operator who knows his readership and genuinely wants to help them” Bel Mooney Daily Mail

“A warm, generous, profound book about the complications of modern humanity. Haig is one of the most important writers of our time” DOLLY ALDERTON

“Haig tackles everything from internet anxieties, phone fears to life overload, putting the chaos into beautiful words” Sunday Post

“Warm and wise. If the modern world is making you anxious, this is the perfect book for you” CLAUDIA HAMMOND

“Examines how the world infiltrates our minds, and how to cope with its manifold distractions” ANITA SETHI Inews

Here’s the blurb from the back cover:

The world is messing with our minds.

Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index.

– How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad?
– How do we stay human in a technological world?
– How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious?

After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, these questions became urgent matters of life and death for Matt Haig. And he began to look for the link between what he felt and the world around him. Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the twenty-first century.

You can order it from Waterstones, or Foyles, or Amazon or from any good bookstore!