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Matt Haig @matthaig1 pale blue dot

New number one Sunday Times bestseller and New York Times bestseller The Midnight Library out now.

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Joined Twitter 4/25/09


My view: going to be a rough 4 months (until March) trying to minimise death & minimise restrictions. Then, governm… https://t.co/rhPaDfzVcr
Retweeted by Matt Haig @AdamJones442 Adam you won’t always feel like this. It’s horrible I know but there is a future self in a better pla… https://t.co/C8QGZkTqG8I am aching with sadness for someone I love. Can’t go into details. But it is so hard to want to help and not know how, isn’t it? @MartinDowds1 Thanks Martin xTo the Twitter community, keep sharing these posts via #endchildfoodpoverty Every child should be going to bed ton… https://t.co/BHWrtH9EXP
Retweeted by Matt Haig📣 We need your help. This is the post we hoped to never write, but today marks a huge turning point in The Strand's… https://t.co/3C3mIpC6Go
Retweeted by Matt HaigGrew up next door to Ben Bradley’s constituency. Mum was a headteacher and passionate free school meal advocate in… https://t.co/eRVdrt93Hz @BritttanyAsh thanks xSing Street is an astounding movie and doesn't get enough attention. @MarcusRashford @doctor_oxford Outstanding work. xI’m signing off with a feeling a pride tonight. The superstars of this nation lie in local communities. Even after… https://t.co/ddZzZaRxnm
Retweeted by Matt HaigHow can anyone trust the govt when they generate dishonest statistics with such depressing regularity? Medical stu… https://t.co/WBds5yL3Yu
Retweeted by Matt Haig @forgetcape cheers Sam xHoly crap The Midnight Library is the bestselling novel on Amazon dot bloody com right now and number 5 there out o… https://t.co/qXrG5UZwsII can’t believe how many selfish, mean spirited comments there are on here.If you are feeling down,or struggling ri… https://t.co/htDcd2GTBT
Retweeted by Matt Haig @conjurette 💚💚💚Library ebook lending surges as UK turns to fiction during lockdown https://t.co/BmOMsxKfTeThen the Tory MP downs his gin and tonic and heads out of the subsidised House of Commons bar and gets a lift home paid for on expenses.Oliver Twist: 'Please sir, can I have some more.' Tory MP: 'No Oliver. You should learn about quantitive easing an… https://t.co/tfdpWpiWEH @matthaig1 I can’t believe we’re still having to having this conversation in 2020. Generation after generation is a… https://t.co/WqbIPJhc6h
Retweeted by Matt HaigImagine if the Tories applied their idea of tough love and stand on your own two feet without extra government assistance to bankers.Hungry children don't learn. Hungry children don't read. Hungry children risk their health. Hungry children are les… https://t.co/OPBJzZ3GIEHow about we give hungry school kids free access to the House of Commons tax payer subsidised canteen?
Retweeted by Matt HaigCan't believe people are calling him a virtue signaller. He is making an actual difference. Kids will get fed becau… https://t.co/hMG5rAVQjGMarcus Rashford is amazing. Making real change happen in real time. What a hero.Greater Manchester https://t.co/slK2sOvhVR
Retweeted by Matt HaigImportant campaign. https://t.co/b6PGkrEjdWI sometimes look back on things I did in January 2020 and it feels like remembering childhood.
Retweeted by Matt HaigFree school meals: 200 children's authors condemn government https://t.co/OURKLv0T37This time last year I was writing a novel I thought people might not like. This time this year I was on Good Mornin… https://t.co/ZIxJqCPWN1.@matthaig1, author of recently released THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY and old favorites like HOW TO STOP TIME and REASONS T… https://t.co/MvFYs7NfIs
Retweeted by Matt Haig @PirateJenny Thanks Jen! And for all your work.Thanks Will! Loved chatting with you. https://t.co/DfPh9FaUvP.@ReeveWill sits down with our @GMA book club pick #MidnightLibrary author @matthaig1 to talk about the theme of th… https://t.co/tNMlKITD49
Retweeted by Matt HaigAfter first attending the Festival in 2015, award-winning and bestselling author @matthaig1 returns to talk to… https://t.co/Bng6bmTAcU
Retweeted by Matt HaigThis is, hands down, the most important thing I've ever written. For all those who have come before me in speaking… https://t.co/Jfdu4g33qs
Retweeted by Matt HaigI just finished reading ‘The Midnight Library’ and it’s great. It grabbed me right from the start with the Sylvia P… https://t.co/UB967jbVAE
Retweeted by Matt Haig @NordicDutchman Sorry pleased x📍Country Durham https://t.co/O5S7zfPNqF
Retweeted by Matt Haig @matthaig1 “Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” - Vladimir Nabokov
Retweeted by Matt Haig @caspergorniok Ahhh thanks CasperMinds are dependent on the outside world. And sometimes, when those outside things can’t be changed, it is more use… https://t.co/nHCYgK70oD @beardyman same @BacktoBean @thosethatcan 💚💚
10/23
2020
I sometimes look back on things I did in January 2020 and it feels like remembering childhood. @limpyraven HahaChildren are not responsible for their family circumstances.
Retweeted by Matt HaigPawns are never just pawns. They are queens in waiting. https://t.co/ydg5cHqoel @klaudia_cs93 thanks so muchYou did it! We're pleased to announce that new measures have been introduced to prevent people who are under 18 and… https://t.co/D1LMTe43zE
Retweeted by Matt Haig @hannah__senior @alexlight_ldn Thanks @WorkingFiiOut @rubytandoh Thanks! @popcultmag For people who want more info on the topic on top of visiting the professionals @Primrose_Phil I deleted it because it was misconstrued. But believe me, it is true: there are accounts on Instagra… https://t.co/WZO6b74D9K @ScarlettOWest I didn’t say they like it or enjoy it. They hate it but they are pulled towards it. Wanting it the w… https://t.co/9PQRRlrOQn @FoodAndPsych @mcgregor_renee ThanksWho are the best people to follow for great and practical info on eating disorders, to help people? @ScarlettOWest Specific person, and others who say the same. There are accounts on Instagram glamorising it and off… https://t.co/e5r4B4IrF9My latest column with @PsychologiesMag is out. It’s about my relationship with food and my body and how spending mo… https://t.co/yA4FNlrUkJ
Retweeted by Matt Haig‘We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essenti… https://t.co/OEKPHW461r
Retweeted by Matt HaigIf you could have a drink with any long gone philosopher who would it be? I was going to say Socrates but his perso… https://t.co/zOjkTZjnk3"Dutch security researcher succeeded in logging into the Twitter account of the American President Donald Trump [wh… https://t.co/T9h2x20JFr
Retweeted by Matt HaigIn Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel said evil lives in the gaze that perceives evil all around itself. Because the pl… https://t.co/aejqeXkvxH @k8tecoulson So pleased!I know it can seem a bit weird saying to strangers I hope you’re okay but it is 2020 and I sincerely hope you’re okay.People who love literature have at least part of their minds immune from indoctrination. If you read, you can learn… https://t.co/rkNe1s2zHm
Retweeted by Matt HaigAlso want to add: very often adults aren't responsible for their family circumstances either. @TracyABannister lovely to hear x @sharonthomas1 yes, agree completelySo have they mended the polls since 2016 or are they still as flawed? Do they now factor in the number of people wh… https://t.co/MkvLduhSHrI do. I’ve got a direct debit weekly payment with @FareShareUK. If you or anyone else would like to do the same, yo… https://t.co/LRlu3ZdJuO
Retweeted by Matt Haig @LouisaSimcox So sorry xFed up of seeing well-meaning but clueless people talk without caveat about the dangers of weight and bad diets whe… https://t.co/R0Lmv9VjAHYou are vast. You are not just the pain you feel. You are the person feeling that pain who can feel other things to… https://t.co/XeKDAzCZyYChildren are not responsible for their family circumstances.We are now a second world country. Kids are going hungry. While Tories just tut and say ‘well I bet their parents c… https://t.co/LMiCNk19MiMy mum was a headteacher in a deprived part of Nottinghamshire for 20 years. Free school lunches were the bare mini… https://t.co/e9rbNBT9wXThe terminology of mental illness falls short. I don’t have anxiety. I have a fire that rages through me which give… https://t.co/tafl9QO6bV @chaddychadx So pleased! @lobbinsj 💚💚💚 @chocfan1 So pleased x @timthulson Yes, it was! And thanks so much. @VickyBarker100 @goodreads So pleased x
10/22
2020
@SSCav brilliant Fifty Fifty screamed at me to pick it for #BetweenTheCovers from the very first page! H please joi… https://t.co/ApIFgE9x01
Retweeted by Matt HaigWhat is your favourite fictional country? Mine is England as seen as American TV.One day we will go out to a buzzing cafe and then sit in a packed cinema or crowded theatre and what would have onc… https://t.co/KzqToy8s4k @heevsheevs Vietnam too @jessthristan Hope you like itI just want Britain to be as good at handling Covid as the average Asian country was back in February. How many yea… https://t.co/z2d9yXphoeThe Tories have voted AGAINST @MarcusRashford plea to feed hungry children during the pandemic. Never forget this.… https://t.co/XffuxPahlt
Retweeted by Matt Haig @jessnicmatt Glad you liked it x"if you aim to be something you are not, you will always fail. aim to be you... the truest version of you." The Mi… https://t.co/Gd75UsSJZt
Retweeted by Matt Haig @Danwhite1972 @esioul @MikScarlet Congratulations Emily xxSorry! Proud dad klaxon!!! She’s done it again! Emily is one of the UKs 100 most influential disabled people!! Ov… https://t.co/znmdNtakOT
Retweeted by Matt HaigI know I should have said but they were sweet and elderly and I couldn’t.This! Whilst there’s things I’m missing, I’d much rather stay inside and feel like it’s being dealt with! https://t.co/ss45TFYzkc
Retweeted by Matt HaigNever been so pleased to hear the phrase ‘we are about to wrap up in a minute...’Did an event recently that was meant to be for The Midnight Library but the person interviewing me thought it was a… https://t.co/TdiWaPXRht @tarabytz So pleasedYes, lockdowns are bad for mental health. Also bad: letting a deadly but controllable virus run rampant through a country.
10/21
2020

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