All Our Possible Lives: On Sylvia Plath, Matt Haig, and the Female Suicide Narrative

Matt Haig’s latest novel, The Midnight Library, has spent 40 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list since its publication in September 2020. The novel focuses on Nora Seed, a young woman living in her hometown of Bedford, England, who thinks she has nothing to live for. She decides to die by suicide but […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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Bestselling novelist Matt Haig's children's book A Boy Called Christmas has been made into a film. Continue reading at BBC News

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Did you know that Sylvia Plath wrote a rhyming children’s book about silly beds?

Sylvia Plath was born 89 years ago today. A published writer from age at, she left behind a vast catalogue of poetry and prose, especially given her short life. One of her most charming works was a rhyming children’s book written in 1959 (before either of her children were born) and published in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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London’s ‘Author HQ’ Programming To Be Led by Bestseller Matt Haig

The digital edition of London Book Fair on June 29 features an eight-hour sequence of programming headlined by author Matt Haig. The post London’s ‘Author HQ’ Programming To Be Led by Bestseller Matt Haig appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Heather Clark’s ‘Red Comet’ is an exhaustively researched, often brilliant biography of Sylvia Plath

“Red Comet” is a prizeworthy contribution to literary scholarship and biographical journalism. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Canongate partners with One Tree Planted for Matt Haig paperback

Canongate is partnering with non-profit organisation One Tree Planted (OTP) for the paperback publication of Matt Haig’s children's book Evie and the Animals. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Headline and Koomson launch open casting call for black female audiobook narrators

Headline and Dorothy Koomson have launched "Find My Verity", an open casting call designed to bring more black female voices into the world of audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Matt Haig pens Truth Pixie sequel

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Unseen Sylvia Plath short story to be published in January

Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom was written in 1952, when Plath was still a student in the USAn “important” short story written by Sylvia Plath when the poet was 20 years old will be published for the first time in January 2019.Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom, which describes a fateful... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The Bell Jar proof among items in Sylvia Plath auction

A proof of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar was sold for £87,500 and her typewriter went for £32,500 in an auction of items sold at Bonhams by her daughter on Wednesday (21st March). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Matt Haig has revealed the cover of his forthcoming book The Girl Who Saved Christmas in a YouTube video. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Author Matt Haig has withdrawn from appearing at this year’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai following a campaign against the event, spearheaded by author Jonathan Emmett and blogger Zoe Toft. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Vice Magazine's newest fashion spread depicted models dressed like Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and others in the act of committing suicide. The photos were taken down after a public outcry. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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The NHL's move to simulcast on Facebook and Twitter indicates a parity between the platforms but also shows how their livestreaming services differ. The post The NHL is bringing its Facebook Live show ‘Stanley Cup Live’ to Twitter appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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