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An Evening with Max Porter

  • 11
  • Mar
  • 11
  • Mar



Headshot of author Max Porter against a background of greeneryLucy Dickens

One of the rising stars of British literature, Max Porter’s debut novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers won the Sunday Times / Peters, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the Europese Literatuurprijs. It has been translated into twenty-seven languages and was described as ‘dazzlingly good’ by Robert Macfarlane. The acclaimed stage adaptation of Grief is the Thing with Feathers, starring Cillian Murphy, opens at the Barbican Theatre in March 2019.

Max’s second novel, Lanny, is an equally dark, funny, joyous and exhilarating book. Set in an English village, it captures the gossip, good will, mystery and eccentricity of the people that live in it and the people who used to hundreds of years ago. At the heart of the story is an imaginative boy called Lanny, the village artist Pete and Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber and is listening, and watching. Join us to hear Max read and discuss his magical stories with Luke Brown, Lecturer in Creative Writing and author of My Biggest Lie. Presented in partnership with Creative Manchester and the Centre for New Writing.

‘It takes a special kind of genius to create something which is both so strange and yet so compulsive.’ Mark Haddon

Doors open 7pm, event starts 7.30pm