Max Porter at Waterstones Leeds

Max Porter at Waterstones Leeds

12th March 2019

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7 pm

Waterstones Leeds are delighted to be hosting an event with Max Porter discussing his writing and his highly-anticipated second novel, Lanny.

Lanny is a story about a family whose village is peopled by the living and the dead. It’s a story about a boy with a gift for friendship and the traces of enchantment he leaves in the closely woven lives around him.

Observing it all, and orchestrating a spellbinding tapestry of voices, is Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber and is searching for his favourite. He is looking for the boy.


Ever since the breakout success of Grief is the Thing with The Feathers, Max Porter has been a literary name to watch out for. The Guardian described his debut novel as ‘the most exquisite little flight of a novel.’ It subsequently won Max Porter the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award and the BAMB readers’ award.

The novel has since gone on to international acclaim and has now been adapted for stage by Complicité and Wayward; showing in Dublin since March 2018, starring Cillian Murphy.