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Max Porter’s first novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, was published to widespread acclaim in 2015. Sold in 27 territories, it 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. More recently it has been adapted by Enda Walsh into a stage play to be shown at The Barbican. Max recently told us that Bookseller Crow is his spiritual home, so we welcome him back to share his brilliant new novel LANNY ahead of anywhere else (well, apart from the London Southbank Centre).
Putting the PSYCH into Psychological Thriller.
Former clinical psychologist, Bev Thomas’ novel ‘A Good Enough Mother’ is a dark and gripping exploration of the complex dynamic between a patient and a therapist, and a look at the responsibility and limitations of motherhood.
‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides centres on a famous artist, Alicia, who one day shoots her husband in the head five times and then never speaks again. We follow Theo, her psychotherapist, who is determined to find out the reason for Alicia’s silence. Alex did a Post- Grad in Psychotherapy and spent time working in a secure psychiatric unit. Both authors will be in discussion with journalist Marisa Bate (author of ‘The Periodic Table of Feminism’) about how they put their knowledge into their gripping fiction.