Max Porter & Simon Moreton


Thursday 10th February 2022, 6:30pm, £5

Storysmith, 236 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JD

We are unreasonably excited to welcome two idiosyncratic and brilliant artists to Storysmith this February – Max Porter will be chatting to Simon Moreton live in our shop!

Simon Moreton’s Where?, published by the legendary publisher Little Toller, is a hybrid memoir of prose and visual material exploring his father’s death, belonging, and rurality. Max Porter will be pummelling Simon with questions about it.

Tickets include a glass of wine. Copies of Max’s and Simon’s books will be on sale for a special discounted price.

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About Max Porter

Max Porter is the author of The Death of Francis Bacon, praised as ‘a miniature masterpiece’, and ‘a feat of empathy, imagination and literary brio’. His Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Lanny was longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize and the 2019 Wainwright Prize, shortlisted for the 2019 Gordon Burn Prize and shortlisted for both Waterstones and Foyles Book of the Year 2019. It has sold in twenty-three territories. His first novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, won the Sunday Times/Peter, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Europese Literatuurprijs and the BAMB Readers’ Award and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. It has been sold in thirty-one territories. Complicité and Wayward’s production of Grief is the Thing with Feathers directed by Enda Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy was performed in Dublin, London and New York. He frequently collaborates with artists and musicians. His most recent project is All Of This Unreal Time, which premiered at Manchester International Festival in July 2021. Max lives in Bath with his family.

About Simon Moreton

Simon Moreton makes books about places, landscapes, nature, grief, and our connection to histories, both well-known and forgotten. He has been part of the UK small-press comics community for well over a decade. His debut graphic novel, Plans We Made, a minimal, impressionistic account of teenagedom, was published in 2015 by Uncivilized books. He now self-publishes the critically acclaimed Minor Leagues, an irregular zine of comics, art and writing. He has been described as ‘one of the truest voices in the small press world’ and one of its ‘most innovative, important, and relatable artists’. WHERE? a hybrid memoir of prose and visual material exploring his father’s death, belonging, and rurality, is available now from Little Toller.

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