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Join Tyee’s Dorothy Woodend and British Novelist Max Porter in Conversation

In partnership with VPL, this online event celebrates the launch of Porter’s new work, ‘The Death of Francis Bacon.’

Tyee Staff 14 Sep 2021TheTyee.ca

We’re pleased to present British literary sensation Max Porter in conversation with The Tyee’s very own Dorothy Woodend.

Max Porter’s debut novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, won the International Dylan Thomas Prize, was adapted into a play, and has been translated into 27 languages. His second novel, Lanny, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2019, hailed by the Sunday Times as a “remarkable feat of literary virtuosity,” and is being adapted into a film starring Rachel Weisz.

Dorothy Woodend is the culture editor for The Tyee and a renowned arts and culture critic. Her writing has received numerous awards, including the Max Wyman Award for Critical Writing in 2020. 

They will be discussing Porter’s new, experimental novel, The Death of Francis Bacon, which takes readers inside the mind of the famed British painter in his final days.

This free online event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 12 to 1 p.m. PST. Click here to register.

This event is presented in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library.  [Tyee]

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