'Max Porter on Myth, Hybridity and Voice'

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College of Arts and Humanities


Max Porter
Dr Elaine Canning

From: Jan. 14, 2021, 4 p.m.
To: Jan. 14, 2021, 5 p.m.
Location: Online Event - Please see description

In this special online event, Max Porter talks about his career as an editor, bookseller and critically-acclaimed British writer, before discussing the changing shape of the English novel, myth and modern forms, his bestselling works and approach to writing and the relationship between literature and literacy.

The event will include special readings by Max from his award-winning works 'Grief is the Thing with Feathers' and 'Lanny,' as well as his new book 'The Death of Francis Bacon,' 'an attempt to write as painting, not about it'.

In conversation with Dr Elaine Canning, Head of Cultural Engagement and Development at Swansea University.

Award-winning Max Porter is one of Britain’s most original and innovative writers. Max's first 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. It has been translated into twenty-nine languages. Enda Walsh’s stage adaptation starting Cillian Murphy toured in 2019. Max's second novel 'Lanny' (Faber, 2019) was a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller and longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize. His highly anticipated third book, 'The Death of Francis Bacon,' will be published by Faber in January 2021. Max lives in Bath with his family.

‘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.’ - MAGGIE O’FARRELL

A luminous reading experience - (Grief is the Thing with Feathers) (TLS)

An agile, life-affirming account of mourning. (Grief is the Thing with Feathers) (Sunday Times)

The event is part of the UK-Russia Creative Bridge Programme 2020-21 organised by the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow with the support of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
The Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature and Creative Writing Moscow

Contact: Cultural Institute - Swansea University (Email: cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk) - Telephone: 01792604808

Website: http://bit.ly/maxporter14

Event created by: m.t.hughes