Episode 99 - Matt Haig: Part 4


The final part of This Writing Life's interview with Matt Haig (about Christmas, mental health, the internet) begins with Magic Tweets (about Rupert Murdoch), Tweeting addiction and the inveterate competitiveness of writers. From here we drifted towards:

  • internet joy and internet anxiety
  • experiencing and surviving anxiety
  • Bret Easton Ellis' master Tweeter
  • Matt Haig's Twitter etiquette
  • Holly Herndon, children and technological ambivalence
  • Sylvia Plath, John Clare and the link between creativity and mental illness
  • reading and Matt Haig's recovery from depression
  • which books and writers helped Matt
  • the importance and salvation of poetry


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