Event 16

Tuesday 7th November 2023 | 5.00 pm

Event 16 | Max Porter | Shy


Max Porter – Shy

From bestselling author Max Porter, Shy is a novel tracing a few strange hours in the life of a teenage boy who is escaping Last Chance, a home for ‘very disturbed young men’, and walking into the haunted space between his night terrors, his past and the heavy question of his future. As he wanders into the night, he listens to the voices in his head: his teachers, his parents, the people he has hurt and the people who are trying to love him. Ultimately, it is a story about being lost in the dark, and realising you are not alone.

In conversation with Jon Woolcott

When: Tuesday 7th November 2023 @ 5.00 pm
Where: The Bull Ballroom


Max Porter’s first novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, won the Sunday Times/Peters, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Europese Literatuurprijs and the BAMB Readers’ Award, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. His second novel, Lanny, was a Sunday Times bestseller and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He has previously worked as a bookseller and editor and has also written The Death of Francis Bacon, the short film All of this Unreal Time and the pamphlet It’s Going to Be a Bright New Day. 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 new bookshop in Beaminster.


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