Max Porter in conversation

Wednesday 18th May 2016

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 Is the Thing with Feathers marks the emergence of a radically original literary talent. Hear Max Porter discuss his critically acclaimed book with Birkbeck academic and novelist Dr Mark Blacklock.

Time: 7:30-9

Venue: B04, 43 Gordon Square

Book your place here.

For more information contact Dr Mark Blacklock at


Image: Crows by Mary Bailey, used under a CC BY 2.0 licence.


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