Meet The Author: Matt Haig
Thursday 20th July 2017 -
From the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of Reasons To Stay Alive and The Humans, Matt Haig launches his new novel: How To Stop Time.
Due for release early July 2017, a film adaptation is already planned with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the lead character Tom Hazard.
“I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.”
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to jazz age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life.
Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover – working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he’d never witnessed them first-hand. He can try and tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom mustn’t do is fall in love.
Matt Haig is an internationally acclaimed writer of adult and children’s novels, screenplays, non-fiction and journalism. His work has been translated into 30 languages. Reasons to Stay Alive has spent 45 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller list since publication in 2015, while his novel The Humans has sold over 200,000 copies and was chosen as a World Book Night title in 2015. The Radleys won The TV Book Club ‘book of the series’.
Presented by City Books. This special evening will include a reading, Q&A and book signing.