Haig’s bestsellers include The Humans, a dark comedy about an alien learning about humanity, and The Radleys, which is being produced for film by Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuaron. The Radleys won an ALA Alex Award in USA.
The Last Family in England, Haig’s debut novel, published in 2004, was a UK bestseller and praised by Jeanette Winterson as ‘among the great animal books.’ His follow-ups, The Dead Fathers Club in 2006 and The Possession of Mr Cave in 2008, have been translated into ten languages.
His most recent book, Reasons to Stay Alive, a runaway bestseller in the UK, is his first work of non-fiction.
Haig has also written award-winning children’s books including Shadow Forest, which won the Nestle/ Smarties Prize and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award in 2009. The sequel, The Runaway Troll, was published the following year. His latest children’s book is To Be A Cat, published in 2013.