July 09, 2017

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: #87 Matt Haig (On Time And Mental Health)

Matt Haig is a bestselling author for both children and adults.

His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller last year, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children’s book A Boy Called Christmas was a huge hit recently, translated in over 25 languages and being made into a film by Studio Canal. The Guardian called it an ‘instant classic’ and his fans include Neil Gaiman. His novels for adults include the award-winning The Radleys and The Humans. His newest book How To Stop Time is out now – the main protagonist Tom has a secret – he may look like an ordinary forty-one-year-old, but he was born in 1581, this rare condition means he’s been alive for centuries. It’s also being made into a film with Benedict Cumberbatch as Tom – so it’s all been kicking off for Matt Haig, things are very exciting indeed. We talk about his new novel, his relationship with time, how to deal when your memoir is a viral hit and you become a meme, and realistic writing tips.

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