Max Porter

Max Porter

Max Porter is Editorial Director at Granta Books. His debut novel, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, was shortlisted for the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize as well as the Guardian First Book Award. The same novel won him the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Books Are My Bag fiction award. The novel has been translated into 25 languages.

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The best books on Grief, recommended by Sophie Ratcliffe

We often think of bereavement in terms of deep melancholy or gentle sadness, but “grief behaves badly and grief is risk-taking”, says Sophie Ratcliffe, Oxford literary critic and author of the memoir The Lost Properties of Love. Here, she recommends five books that may act as a balm for those who have lost someone, and says that the act of reading—any book, any poem—can be consoling.

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