Max Porter

Max Porter lives in London and works at Granta Books. He was the editor of The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, and his own novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers is one of the most admired books of the past several years. Max was born in 1981 in High Wycombe.

Books
May 29, 2019

Rot and decay: an extract from the new novel by Max Porter

After editing The Luminaries, Max Porter released his own book, Grief Is the Thing With Feathers. His new novel Lanny is short and strange; every page squishes with imagery, a rich compost of words.

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Books
Dec 16, 2015

Books: The Year of Max Porter

All week this week we feature a memoir of 2015 by a writer of distinction. Today's memoirist: London writer Max Porter, whose debut novel Grief is a Thing with Feathers was named by numerous reviewers and authors as one of their favourite books of the year - and has been tipped to feature in next year's Man Booker Prize.

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Books
Sep 28, 2015

Books: The Guiding Unseen Hand of Granta Books editor Max Porter Helped Shape Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries. He's also a Brilliant Novelist Himself

London writer Max Porter - best known in New Zealand as the editor of Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries - has published his first novel, described in the UK literary press as "a breathtaking work of art"

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