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Wednesday 29 September 2021

Tijd: 20:00 - 21:30 Uur


TivoliVredenburg (Club Cloud Nine)
Vredenburgkade 11 Utrecht Netherlands

Max Porter © Lucy Dickens

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ILFU Book Talk with Max Porter

Regular price: € 17,50

ILFU-members price: € 14,00

Max Porter (1981) gained international fame with his debut novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers. The novella, divided into three and consisting of prose poems, short fables and fragments of plays, is about a family where the mother has passed away. He received, among other things, the Europese Literatuurprijs and the International Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut and Theater Rotterdam adapted it for the stage (starring among others Jacob Derwig). His second novel, Lanny, was nominated for the Booker Prize. This summer Porter’s new book was published, The Death of Francis Bacon. This novel is yet again a brilliant story in which Porter records the last thoughts of the painter Francis Bacon, who died solitarily in Madrid in 1992. It is also an attempt to catch Bacons tormented canvasses and explosive love life in poetic language. ‘Porter is one of our most exciting writers,’ The Spectator wrote. ‘Max Porter has been renewing the novel since 2015,’ De Standaard wrote. At ILFU Max Porter will broach the subject of his need for new narrative styles and his obsession with Francis Bacon with interviewer Alicja Gescinska.


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