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Max Porter talks to Kim Sherwood


Hay Festival 2023, 

A troubled teenage boy spends his night hours listening to the voices in his head: his teachers, his parents, the people he has hurt and the people who are trying to love him. In conversation with author Kim Sherwood (A Wild & True Relation), Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny, tells the story of Shy, a boy 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. A story about guilt, rage, imagination and boyhood, Porter’s novel offers hope that you’re not alone and lost in the dark.

Max Porter talks to Kim Sherwood