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Matt Haig

UK flag (b.1975)

Matt Haig was born in Sheffield in 1975 and grew up in Nottinghamshire. He has lived in London and Ibiza, where he worked for the Manumission club. He now lives in Leeds. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Independent, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Face.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, Literary Fiction, Horror
Non fiction
Blue Peter Book Award Book of the Year winner (2009) : Shadow Forest

Matt Haig recommends
We Used to Be Kings (2014)
Stewart Foster
"A very powerful book, written with a poignant intensity that often burns."
Charm Offensive (2014)
William Thacker
"I'm always a sucker for redemption stories but this one is highly entertaining life affirming and -yes -charming. On this evidence. William Thacker is a name you will hear a lot more often."
Meatspace (2014)
Nikesh Shukla
"Meatspace is funny. Damn funny. You should really switch off your computer and read it."
The Illusionists (2014)
(Fearsome Dreamer, book 2)
Laure Eve
"Laure Eve's imagination is dazzling."
Hold Back the Stars (2017)
Katie Khan
"A high-stakes, high-concept love story from a bold new talent . . . All of the obvious 'out of this world' comments apply."
The Summer Of Impossible Things (2017)
Rowan Coleman
"A lovely, magical, time-bending read...There is a lovely smooth glow to the writing."
Tin Man (2017)
Sarah Winman
"This is an astoundingly beautiful book. It drips with tenderness. It breaks your heart and warms it all at once."
Another Place (2017)
Matthew Crow
"Wow. Read in Bloom now. It will change your life."
Dead Girls (2018)
Abigail Tarttelin
"Tarttelin is a natural storyteller."
The Hiding Game (2019)
Naomi Wood
"A wonderful writer."

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