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With Joseph O'Connor, Dr Aoife Bhreatnach and Max Porter.

The Book Show

Max Porter talks about The Death of Francis Bacon. Dr Aoife Bhreatnach is reading Ireland's formerly banned books to hunt out the filth, the muck and the downright indecent. Joseph O’Connor answers questions from the Charlie Byrne’s Book Club in Galway city about his novel Shadowplay.


16 Apr 2021

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Podcast Extra: Max Porter answers your questions

The Bookshelf

Max Porter answers readers' questions about his latest book, The Death of Francis Bacon (this is the full version of his conversation with Kate Evans, which you may have seen as an online video/ Zoom interview)


10 Mar 2021

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Season 1 Episode 7: Max Porter And Dickhead Dads

Brown Baby Podcast

This week I talk to the incredible writer Max Porter about raising boys, about the responsibilities of a parent, social media paranoia, and what to do when your kids treat you like a dickhead. We're good pals so this is a chat between friends vibesy episode. Max is the author of the new book, The Death Of Francis Bacon as well as Grief Is The Thing With Feathers and Lanny. I am the author of Brown Baby and other things.How do we raise our kids with joy and wonder in uncertain and – let’s face it – increasingly bleak times?This is the question explored in weekly podcast Brown Baby, hosted by writer (and dad of two) Nikesh Shukla. Inspired by his forthcoming memoir, Brown Baby: A Memoir of Race, Family and Home, each week Nikesh invites fellow parents of brown babies - writers, musicians, chefs, comedians, actors and more - to talk about their parenting journeys and the highs and lows they’ve experienced along the way.A frank, funny and poignant look at parenting, Brown Baby will spark honest, self-effacing conversation about how we tell our kids about the world. Featuring parenting fails, plus the best (and worst) advice Nikesh and his guests have ever received, this is the comforting, uplifting podcast for anyone who’s ever found themselves searching for answers in a sleep-deprived Google hole.Buy Brown Baby: https://linktr.ee/nikeshshuklaSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-babyBuy The Death Of Francis Bacon by Max Porter: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/246/9780571366514My creative writing newsletter: nikesh.substack.comSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/brown-baby. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Feb 2021

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Little Atoms 672 - Max Porter's The Death of Francis Bacon

Little Atoms

Max Porter is the author of Lanny, longlisted for the Booker Prize, and Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. He is the recipient of the Sunday Times/Peter, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award. He talks to Neil about painting with words in his latest book The Death of Francis Bacon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Feb 2021

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A masterclass on writing and life - George Saunders and Max Porter in conversation


George Saunders has been teaching the Russian short story for over twenty years. In his new book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, he explores seven iconic stories by authors including Chekhov and Tolstoy, showing us how they work, why we keep reading, and what they can tell us about the world today. Funny and frank, George Saunders shows how the best stories can spark our humanity as well as our imaginations, and why fiction is more important than ever in these turbulent times.George Saunders is the author of nine books including Lincoln in the Bardo, winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize and the Premio Rezzori prize, which was also shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. Tenth of December won the inaugural Folio Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Saunders has received MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships and the PEN/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story, and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, he was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine.Max Porter is the author of Lanny, longlisted for the Booker Prize, and Grief is the Thing with Feathers, winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. He is the recipient of the Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award. His new book, The Death of Francis Bacon, is published by Faber in January 2021.5x15 brings together outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each.Learn more about 5x15 events: 5x15stories.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/5x15storiesFacebook: www.facebook.com/5x15storiesInstagram: www.instagram.com/5x15stories

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10 Feb 2021

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Monocle 24: Monocle on Culture

Writer Max Porter joins Robert Bound to talk about his new book, ‘The Death of Francis Bacon’. Porter, whose previous works includes the titles ‘Lanny’ and ‘Grief is the Thing with Feathers’, discusses art, death and truth, and the impact of 2020 events on the writing of this book.


18 Jan 2021

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Dan Talks to Interesting People

For Episode Two, I met up with playwright & dramatist Oliver Emanuel and author Max Porter to discuss writing, collaboration and the recent adaptation of Max's novel, Lanny, which Oliver has undertaken for BBC Radio 4... along with some excellent bear-based chat! Books and programmes mentioned —The Tenderness of Boys - Oliver Emanuel / The Gift - Lewis Hyde / I Want My Hat Back - Jon Klassen / Grief Is The Thing with Feathers - Max Porter / Lanny - Max Porter / We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury


12 Oct 2020

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Kirsty Gunn and Max Porter: Caroline’s Bikini

London Review Bookshop Podcast

Novelist and essayist Kirsty Gunn’s latest novel Caroline’s Bikini is a powerful retelling of one of the oldest stories in western literature – that of unrequited love. In a series of conversations in West London bars, Gunn unravels the passion of financier Evan Gordonstone for the glamorous Caroline Beresford, an unravelling that brings Gordonstone to the brink of destruction. Kirsty Gunn is the author of six works of fiction and several essay collections, and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Dundee. She read from her latest book, and talked about it with Max Porter, author of Lanny. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


2 Sep 2020

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Tunng Presents The Dead Club Podcast with Max Porter

Tunng Presents The Dead Club Podcast

In this episode of The Dead Club Podcast, Sam speaks to author Max Porter. Max is a highly acclaimed British writer who's book, Grief is The Thing With Feathers was one of the main inspirations for this project and who has written two prose pieces for the Dead Club album. The Dead Club Podcast is an 8 part podcast series that brings to life British band, Tunng’s ground-breaking collaborative musical project, Dead Club: a meditation on loss and a riotous trip through life in all its goodness, oddness and wonder.  We have interviewed people who have studied death, written about it, and documented it, but also those whose lives have touched it and have been close to it as well those for whom death is all in a day’s work. In this podcast series we’ll hear their voices. We’ll hear from Philosopher AC Grayling, author, Max Porter, illusionist, Derren Brown, musician Speech Debelle, author and palliative care Physician Kathryn Mannix, philosopher and writer Alain De Botton, poetry editor of the New Yorker, Kevin Young and Professor of Forensic Anthropology, Dame Sue Black. Each episode will present one of these conversations in depth, in all its detail. Underpinning and punctuating each episode is a soundscape formed from the new music we're creating for this album, as well as our own voices talking about the subject and what it means to us. There will also be some silliness and some spontaneity and some of that beautiful and unique wonkiness that makes us Tunng.If you or somebody you know needs support in relation to any aspect of death, dying or grief you may find the following sites useful.https://deathcafe.comhttps://www.samaritans.orghttps://www.cruse.org.ukhttps://www.mind.org.ukhttps://eol-doula.ukTunng Presents The Dead Club Podcast is a Stabl production and was made possible in part thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.You can pre-order the album, Tunng presents Dead Club here See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


31 Aug 2020

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Wilderness Tracks // Timber Festival

The author of 'Grief is the Thing with Feathers' and 'Lanny', Max Porter,  walks with Geoff through a woodland near Bath, talks about playing the clarinet (cue Gerald Finzi's Clarinet Concerto), listening for birds, June Tabor, the relationship between humans and cities in the wake of lockdown and the power of Source Direct's jungle breaks that soundtracked his youth.— In the Wilderness Tracks, writers, artists, scientists and thinkers talk with producer Geoff Bird about six pieces of music that somehow connect them to nature.

1hr 14mins

4 Aug 2020