Book Club with Matt Haig

Matt Haig joins the Guardian Live Book Club to introduce his latest novel, The Midnight Library.


Thursday 13th August, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

  • Book Launch
  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Reading


About the Event

Matt Haig joins the Guardian Live Book Club to introduce his latest novel, The Midnight Library.

Nora Seed finds herself in The Midnight Library, a place between life and death. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. But the books in the library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. She has the chance to work out her perfect life, but things aren’t what they first seem and soon her choices place her in great danger. This poignant novel about regret, hope and forgiveness takes a hard look at the choices that go into a life well lived.

Haig is an author for children and adults. His novels include The Dead Father’s Club and How To Stop Time. His hugely successful memoir, Reasons To Stay Alive, is a moving and candid account of his struggle with depression and anxiety.

This event is part of our online Book Club, in which The Guardian's chief books writer Lisa Allardice talks to leading writers about their latest novels, the creative process and isolation. They will also be answering your questions. Bring your own wine!

If you live in the UK, you can purchase a ticket with a copy of The Midnight Library at checkout for the special combined price of £20 including postage and packing (RRP £16.99).*

Running time: 60 minutes

About the Book

The Midnight Library
The Midnight Library

Matt Haig

Publisher:Canongate Books Ltd

Publication date:13 Aug 2020


4.00 out of 5
5 reviews
"a beguiling read, filled with warmth and humour"
The Sunday Times
"For those readers who might be put off by speculative fiction, The Midnight Library is a charming way into the genre."
The Guardian
"(a) whimsical yet shrewd fable of the shrivelling effects of regret"
The Observer
"the book contained one or two lives too many for its own structural strength"
The Scotsman
"This one's a firm keeper for the bookshelf"
Woman & Home

The touching, funny and heartwarming new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive