Susanna Clarke & Max Porter in Conversation
Piranesi lives in the House. Having no memory of how he arrived or even who he is, Piranesi keeps careful records of the labyrinth of halls, the many statues and the weather. Once a week he meets his friend the Other, but he has no contact with any other living person until someone begins to leave him messages and the possibility arises that this perfectly constructed existence could crumble from within.
Piranesi won the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021, the Red Tentacle prize at the Kitschies and was declared a Book of the Year in numerous publications. Susanna Clarke’s bestselling debut Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell won the British Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. It was turned into an acclaimed BBC television series. Susanna will be in conversation with Max Porter, award-winning writer of Lanny and Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, for her only in-person event this Autumn. Presented in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and Creative Manchester.