Book Event

Matt Haig (e)Matt Haig

How to Stop Time

Sun 15th Oct 2017, 8pm

Baillie Gifford Big Tent


‘Haig writes exquisitely from the perspective of the heart-sore outsider.’The Guardian

‘Matt Haig is astounding.’ Stephen Fry

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and five highly acclaimed novels for adults, including The Radleys and The Humans. The film rights to his new book, How to Stop Time have already been optioned SunnyMarch/StudioCanal, with Benedict Cumberbatch attached to star. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but the truth is, he suffers from a rare condition, and has been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, Tom has seen a lot. All he craves now is an ordinary life. The only thing he must not do is fall in love. With Matt’s last book staying in the top ten for almost a year, and his rapidly growing fanbase, this Wimbledon BookFest closing event is a must-see.

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