Haig's Xmas hat-trick

Haig's Xmas hat-trick

Canongate is to publish a new children’s book from Matt Haig next Christmas.

Publishing director Francis Bickmore acquired world rights from Clare Conville at Conville & Walsh to Haig’s third Christmas collaboration with illustrator Chris Mould. The book title will be revealed closer to publication.

Canongate has sold A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas into 22 territories, including to Knopf in the Us and HarperCollins in Canada.

Bickmore said: “Matt’s books have had their best year yet in 2016. We’re thrilled to be able to deliver the third part of Matt’s adorable Christmas series.”