Max Porter, the winner of the 2016 Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize for his internationally-acclaimed debut novel 'Grief is the Thing with Feathers' , will join Dr Francesca Rhydderch at Swansea University to discuss and read from his globally anticipated, Booker longlisted second novel, Lanny.
The event will take place at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Park, on Wednesday 9th October at 7:30 pm and will include a Q&A and book signing.
Max Porter's novel, 'Grief Is the Thing with Feathers', won the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Sunday Times/Peters, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the Europese Literatuurprijs and the BAMB Readers' Award, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize.
His latest novel, Lanny, has been longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize. Intriguingly described as Under Milk Wood meets Broadchurch, Lanny is a story of a child, a family, a village and a community and the tales they tell down the generations. Reminiscent of Dylan Thomas' all-seeing 'First Voice' in the fictional village of 'Llareggub' - the reader learns the unique perspective of Dead Papa Toothwort, an ancient shapeshifting spirit who observes and feeds on village life.
Lanny has received widespread praise, and acclaimed author Maggie O’Farrell has said: ‘It’s hard to express how much I loved Lanny. Books this good don’t come along very often. It’s a novel like no other, an exhilarating, disquieting, joyous read. It will reach into your chest and take hold of your heart. It’s a novel to press into the hands of everyone you know and say, read this.’
The event is held in partnership with Swansea University’s Cultural Institute and Cover to Cover Bookshop.
Tickets for the event are priced at £8 and £5 for students.
The Taliesin Box Office can be contacted on 01792 602060.
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