Matt Haig Performs a Passage from The Midnight Library
On Storybound, Our Radio-Theater Podcast
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
On the third episode of the fourth season, Matt Haig reads an excerpt from his book The Midnight Library, backed by an original Storybound remix with Robert Wynia, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Matt Haig is an author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children’s book A Boy Called Christmas was a runaway hit and is translated in over 40 languages. It is being made into a film starring Maggie Smith, Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent, and The Guardian called it an “instant classic.” His novels for adults include How To Stop Time, The Radleys, The Humans, and the New York Times bestseller The Midnight Library. He has sold over three million books worldwide.
Robert Wynia is a founding member of the Portland band Floater. Known for their progressive concept albums, Floater is famous for incorporating stylized storytelling into their work. Wynia also releases music under his own name, and released his book Night Walks with its own accompanying soundtrack in 2020.
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