Sequel to Reasons to Stay Alive Coming from Matt Haig

By July 14, 2017Authors, New Releases, News

If you’re a fan of Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive then we havesome great news for you, as there are two new books coming from the author and one of them is a “sequel of sorts” to the bestselling Reasons to Stay Alive. The second book coming from the author is a second adult novel.

The follow on to Reasons to Stay Alive will be published in the summer of 2018 and the nonfiction Notes on a Nervous Planet will explore the many causes of anxiety in modern society and some useful ways to combat them.

The second, and yet unnamed book is an adult novel and not expected for publication until the summer of 2019.

Haig is hot property right now, his latest novel How to Stop Time was published last week and the rights to the book have been sold in 26 countries. Film rights have already been optioned, with Benedict Cumberbatch named for the lead, and more than half a million copies have already been sold.

Matt Haig isn’t the most conventional author, but while his books are very different to each other, his theme of good mental health, and his view of the modern world shines through in all his works.

The new releases will be published by Canongate, and we’ll have news of the pre-orders as they open.

Nick Clark Windo’s The Feed to be Adapted for Television Drama

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It’s announced this week that The Feed, a brand new sci-fi novel by Nick Clark Windo, is to be adapted into a high-end drama by Amazon and Virgin Media, who have won the rights to the adaptation.

The Feed is Windo’s debut novel, and unusually it’s only just been released as a book. The post-apocalyptic novel was released in the UK on 25th January but isn’t due for USA release until March this year. Early reviews are positive, and positive enough for Amazon and Virgin Media to put their money where their proverbial mouths are, putting into production a 10-part drama set in London.

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Eight Authors Write Ghost Stories Inspired by Heritage Sites Across England

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If you’re planning to get away from it all this Summer, and fancy getting in some early spooks before October rolls around, then you’ll want to check out Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories. The book contains eight spooky stories that have been written by eight different authors, each inspired by English Heritage sites.

The authors include the likes of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon, and author of The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry. Each author was given an historic site, and challenged with writing a ghost story set within the walls of said site. Locations include York Cold War Bunker, Dover Castle and Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. Read More

Helen Pankhurst Releases Deeds Not Words in Time for Suffragette Anniversary

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6th February 2018 marks one hundred years since women got the vote in the UK, a change that came about thanks to the suffragette movement. Possibly the most well known woman of the entire movement was Emmeline Pankhurst and her great granddaughter Helen Pankhurst has released a book in time for the anniversary charting the lives of women, and change over the last century. Read More

Gavin and Stacey’s Ruth Jones to Release Debut Novel

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Ruth Jones is already an accomplished writer and screenwriter and has seen much success with shows such as Gavin and Stacey, which she not only wrote with James Corden but starred in as Nessa too.

If you haven’t watched Gavin and Stacey, it’s comic brilliance, set in Barry in South Wales, and now one of Wales’ biggest exports is to release her debut novel. Never Greener is out in the UK on 5th April and will be the actress and screenwriter’s first novel. Read More

8 Novels That We Think Could be Award Winners in 2018

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We’re still early in the year and that means months and months of exciting new releases, and all the literary awards of 2018 are still ahead of us. With this in mind, today we thought we’d combine the two and see if we can pick out some novels coming in 2018 that we also think may be up for some of this year’s big literary awards, allowing you addicts to stay ahead of the game. Read More



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