Matt Haig was born in Blackpoo, England in1975. He writes books for both adults and children, often blending the worlds of domestic reality and outright fantasy, with a intriguing twist. His bestselling novels are translated into 28 languages. The Guardian has described his writing as 'delightfully weird' and the New York Times has called him' a ovelist of great talent' whose writing is 'funny, riveting and heartbreaking'.
His nove for adults are The Onl Family in England, narrated by a labrador and optioned for film by Brad Pitt; The Dead Fathers Club ( 2006), an update of Hamlet featuring an 11-year-old boy; The Possession of Mr Cave ( 2008), about a man obsessed with his nephew 's safety, and The Radleys ( 2010) which won Channel 4 's TV Book Club public vote and was shortlisted for a Galaxy National Book Award ( UK). The film rights to all his adult novels have been sold. His firs adult novel is The Humans ( 2013).
His multi-award winning popular first novel for children, Shadow Forest, was published in 2007 and its equel, The Runaway Troll, in 2009. His most recent children 's fictio is To Be A Cat ( 2012).