Sunday Times Number One

Notes on a Nervous Planet is a Sunday Times Number one bestseller! Thank you so much!


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!


British Book Awards shortlist!

logoHow to Stop Time has been shortlisted for the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year! More info here.


Sunday Times Bestseller

How To Stop Time is a Sunday Times bestseller!

Thanks so much to everyone who has bought it.


How To Stop Time paperback is out now

41kqBBN-fPL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_The UK paperback of How To Stop Time is out now.  It is a Sunday Times bestseller and won the 2017 Books are my Bag Readers Awards for Popular Fiction. Here’s the blurb:


Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he’s been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past – and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love . . .

You can order it here if you wish.



Father Christmas and Me is out now

613vfevhd9L._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_The final book in my Christmas trilogy is published today. You can order it here. Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

It isn’t always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas.

For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday – even in July – and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold.

But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it’s up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it’s too late . . .

Also, the paperback of The Girl Who Saved Christmas is also out today!51ivMhTgGRL-1._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_