Max Porter on Lanny

Guest curator Max Porter delivers an immersive performance of his acclaimed new novel 'Lanny' with the musicians Alula Down.

Town Hall, Cheltenham

Friday 4th October, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Performance/Theatre
  • Questions & Answers
  • Reading
  • Signing


About the Event

Guest Curator Max Porter’s first novel Grief Is the Thing with Feathers was published to widespread acclaim in 2015 and adapted into a sold-out stage run starring Cillian Murphy.

This year he launches Lanny, a spellbinding tale that blends a compulsive account of the hunt for a missing child with a fantastical mix of folklore, myth and the voices of an English village. Join him for an immersive performance of the book with the musicians Alula Down.

Venue Information

Town Hall
Imperial Square
GL50 1QA
United Kingdom

About the Book


Max Porter (Author)

Publisher:Faber & Faber

Publication date:7 Mar 2019


4.22 out of 5
18 reviews
"...at once strange and moving."
The Spectator
"absorbing, pacy and fresh"
Evening Standard
"Porter’s nature writing has a shamanic intensity"
Literary Review
"...a joyously stirred cauldron of words"
The Guardian
"The author’s compelling follow-up to Grief Is the Thing With Feathers is a missing-boy story that taps into the strangeness of English folklore"
The Observer
"it wasn’t a concern for Porter to tread familiar ground"
Irish Times
"There’s an incredible amount packed into this tremendous, single-sitting read,"
Daily Mail
"I don’t think I will read anything else like it this year"
The Scotsman
"such a wonderful little book – one you might be tempted to start reading again the moment it ends."
The Daily Telegraph
"another dazzling experimental novel"
The Bookseller

Everyday lives conjure a tapestry of fabulism and domesticity. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to the people who lived in it hundreds of years ago.