Max Porter – Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Event Date: 18 May 2016
Room B04
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

Max Porter: Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Max Porter’s debut novel, Grief is the Thing With Feathers (Faber, 2015) tells the story of a family torn apart by the sudden death of a mother. The father, a Ted Hughes scholar, and his two sons are visited by Crow, part-trickster, part-Mary Poppins, part-Freudian nightmare, an imaginary being who vows to stay with them until they have worked through their loss. Poetic and formally innovative, Grief marks the emergence of a radically original literary talent. Hear Max Porter discuss his critically acclaimed book with Birkbeck academic and novelist Mark Blacklock.

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