Max Porter

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All of This Unreal Time review – Cillian Murphy confesses all in pounding sound and blinding light
In a grimy and intense film installation, the actor unleashes a torrent of regret, superbly scripted by Max Porter

Kate Wyver

04, Jul, 2021 @10:28 AM

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‘A pained love letter to boyhood’: Cillian Murphy and Max Porter on their new film
Their first project saw the actor tormented by a giant crow and pounded at ping-pong. Now the pair have joined forces again for a film exploring guilt and masculinity in an age of mounting dread

Kate Wyver

29, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Death of Francis Bacon by Max Porter review – last rites for a great artist
A fragmentary, poetic reimagining of Bacon’s last days in Madrid reads like a private communion with the painter

Tim Adams

29, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Leading writers take up 'darkness residencies' for art project
Bernardine Evaristo, Max Porter and Raymond Antrobus rise to artist Sam Winston’s challenge in A Delicate Sight to submit to time in blackout

Alison Flood

06, May, 2020 @1:51 PM

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Top 10 novels about unconventional families | Ingrid Persaud
Trinidadian novelist Ingrid Persaud chooses books in which people attach themselves to ‘a something’ that might ease their loneliness

Ingrid Persaud

15, Apr, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Max Porter: 'Writing allows me to worry about stuff better'
The Grief Is the Thing With Feathers author talks about how myth, environmentalism and anxiety inspired his second novel

Tim Adams

11, Apr, 2020 @5:00 PM

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In brief: The Girl With the Louding Voice; Lanny; Fifty Miles Wide – review
A debut novel about a Nigerian teen sold into marriage, an emotional fable about a missing child and a hopeful cycle ride across Israel and Palestine

Ben East

05, Apr, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Kunene and the King; Top Girls; Grief Is the Thing With Feathers – review
John Kani and Antony Sher are reunited in Kani’s powerful new drama. Plus, a timely revival of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls and Enda Walsh’s take on Max Porter’s bestseller

Susannah Clapp

07, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Lanny by Max Porter review – a joyously stirred cauldron of words
In the follow-up to Grief Is the Thing With Feathers, myth and modern life combine in the poetic tale of an imaginative everychild

Alexandra Harris

08, Mar, 2019 @10:26 AM

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Lanny by Max Porter review – genuine raw emotional edge
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

Tim Adams

05, Mar, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Max Porter: ‘I love slang, I love hip-hop. I love the proper use of language’
The author of Grief Is the Thing With Feathers on writing his second novel, wrangling with Brexit and subverting the missing-child genre

Lisa Allardice

22, Feb, 2019 @11:58 AM

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What will you be reading next year? A roundup of London book fair
A new JRR Tolkien, four Naomi Alderman books and the memoirs of a mole-catcher – a collection of the biggest and most interesting books due to be published in 2019 and 2020

Sian Cain

13, Apr, 2018 @1:29 PM

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