Max Porter in Conversation
Wednesday 29th April, 7.30, St Endellion Hall
Tickets: £8 (Free to accompanied under-16s or to accompanying carers)
We’re sorry to announce but this event has been cancelled due to the virus crisis. We are hopeful Max’s tour of Cornwall is merely postponed so watch this space!
Max Porter’s utterly original debut novel, Grief is the Thing With Feathers, garnered rave reviews and quickly caught the public imagination with its deft portrayal of stumbling fatherhood, the processes of grief and the consolations of poetry. The reception has been no less clamorous for his second novel, Lanny. Lanny celebrates English rural mythology just as Grief does the harsh nature writing of Ted Hughes but it is also a deeply touching portrayal of boyhood, loneliness and the consolations (and pitfalls) of an active imagination.
In the first of what we hope will become regular out-of-festival festival events, we’re thrilled to be welcoming Max Porter to St Endellion where he’ll be in conversation with his friend Colin Midson, the genius behind the literature strand at the Port Eliot Festival.
Both Max’s books will be on sale and there’ll be a bar to help conjure, in miniature, some North Cornwall Book Festival atmosphere.
This event has been programmed in association with Falmouth University.
Click here to read a review of Lanny in The Guardian.
Click here to read a review of Lanny in the New Yorker.
Click here to watch Max talk about the heartbreaking background to Grief is the Thing with Feathers.