Matt Haig: Reasons to Feel Okay

  • Fri 27 Aug 14:30 - 15:30
  • The New York Times Theatre (in Sculpture Court)
  • BSL Interpreted, Captioned
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  • The New York Times Theatre (in Sculpture Court)
  • £14.00 [£12.00]
Matt Haig: Reasons to Feel Okay

Since the publication of his 2015 memoir Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig has become one of Britain’s best-loved and bestselling authors, gently guiding his legion of fans on a path towards better mental health. Haig’s most recent novel The Midnight Library became another hugely popular success for the Brighton-based author, in its creation of a fictional library in which its heroine could choose a host of possible second chances in life. Now, Haig returns to non-fiction again with the launch of The Comfort Book. Conceived as a ‘kind of companion book’ to The Midnight Library, it is a collection of things Haig has written down to comfort himself at difficult moments. Drawing on maxims, memoir and the inspirational lives of others, these meditations celebrate the wonder of living – and all presented with Haig’s trademark kindness and generosity. As Jeanette Winterson so aptly said: ‘Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin.’ Join him today to be enjoyably opened up by his writing. Chaired by author and screenwriter Georgia Pritchett.

This is a live event, with an author Q&A. If buying a ticket to watch the event in-person, the author will take part remotely and you’ll see them on a large screen in the venue. After the event, Matt Haig will be doing a virtual book signing via Zoom. Buy his book in our online Festival Bookshop and select 'Meet The Author' to book your place.

Categories: Biography/Memoir, Health/Wellbeing, How We Live, Philosophy

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