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Matt Haig

Author and journalist Matt Haig on the music that soundtracks his life and writing.

Author and journalist Matt Haig on the music that soundtracks his life and writing.

Matt Haig’s latest book ‘Evie and the Animals’ contains magical powers, a small boy falling into a lion pit and an important lesson on why you should always be yourself. It follows on from his guide to surviving in the modern world, ‘Notes On A Nervous Planet’.

Previously, Matt Haig has published a memoir, ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’, which was a number one bestseller, the children’s book ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ which is being made into a film, and other titles which have scored him the Smarties Gold Medal, the Blue Peter Book of the Year and three nominations for the Carnegie Medal. He has sold over a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.

In this show, you can expect tunes from The Beach Boys, Frank Ocean and Joni Mitchell, plus words on the power of music and literature to change lives in 2019.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 19 May 2019 13:00

Music Played

  • The Cure

    Just Like Heaven

    • The Cure - Galore.
    • Fiction.
  • Frank Ocean

    Swim Good

    • nostalgia, ULTRA.
    • Island Def Jam Music Group.
  • CHVRCHES

    The Mother We Share

  • Five Stairsteps

    Ooh Child

  • Talking Heads

    This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

    • EMI.
  • XTC

    Senses Working Overtime

    • Virgin.
  • Saint Etienne

    You're In A Bad Way

    • Heavenly.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    Brilliant Disguise

    • Columbia.
  • Lykke Li

    I Follow Rivers

    • LL Recordings.
  • The Future Sound of London

    Papua New Guinea

    • Jumpin/Pumpin.
  • The Beach Boys

    In My Room

    • Capitol.
  • Carpenters

    Rainy Days and Mondays

    • The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More.
    • A&M.

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