Max Porter: Grief Is The Thing With Feathers

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London book editor Max Porter took a hand at fiction, the result, the little fabular tale that is Grief Is the Thing with Feathers (Graywolf) has been a resounding critical and commercial success. It’s won or shortlisted for many prizes and awards - the Guardian First Book Award, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, one of the Independent’s Best Debut Fiction Books of 2015, and more. It’s a startling book of grief and trying to recover, death taking a woman who is mother to two young boys and her husband.

Max will be in conversation with Seattle author and Hugo House Founding Director Frances McCue this evening.

“Max Porter has written one of the only accurate representations of grief I have ever found in literature. He combines verse, narrative, essay, myth, drama, jokes, bad dreams, and the language of therapy in a way that seems magical, permanent, utterly integrated, as impossible to distill to its components as it would be impossible to remove or isolate grief from love, or from life itself. Says Crow of grief, ‘It is everything. It is the fabric of selfhood.’”—Sarah Manguso

“Porter’s daringly strange story skirts disbelief to speak, engagingly and effectively, of the pain this world inflicts, of where the ghosts go, and of how we are left to press on and endure it all. Elegant, imaginative, and perfectly paced. A contribution to the literature of grief and to literature in general.”—Kirkus Reviews
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