Event 14 | Max Porter | The Death of Francis Bacon


Max Porter – The Death of Francis Bacon

A bold and brilliant short work of fiction by the author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny. In a burst of literary brilliance, Max Porter translates into seven extraordinary written pictures the explosive final workings of the artist’s mind. The Death of Francis Bacon is set during the last days of Francis Bacon’s life as he lies dying in Madrid and is written in visceral poetic language which corresponds to Bacon’s style of painting.  One of our most lyrical novelists brings his rich facility for language and psychological insight in this majestic tour de force.

Tickets: £12/£20 for events 14 and 15 combined

In conversation with Jon Woolcott

When: Tuesday 9th November 2021 @ 4.30 pm
Where: The Bull Ballroom
Sponsored by: Max McKay-James


Max Porter is the author of Lanny, longlisted for the Booker Prize, and Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. He is the recipient of the Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award. Max lives in Bath with his family.


Jon Woolcott is a writer and publisher from Dorset.  He works for the independent publisher Little Toller and can often be found in their Bookshop in Beaminster.

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