Max Porter Presents Shy

An Evening of Storytelling, with special guest Feist

TD Music Hall, 178 Victoria St., Toronto

Toronto International Festival of Authors

Amy Dennis - - 647-628-2693

In a dilapidated mansion, in the middle of the night, a troubled teenage boy is considering what could be his final decision in this world. This is the central story in Shy, the newest book by Max Porter, the multi-award-winning author of The Death of Francis Bacon, Lanny (longlisted for the Booker Prize) and Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. A novel about guilt, rage, imagination and boyhood, Shy is about being lost in the dark, and realizing you are not alone.

Our protagonist’s fate will unfold, in a powerhouse one-night-only multi-disciplinary performance, where the critically acclaimed British author will recite an abridged version of Shy, joined by the live musical accompaniment of Canadian Juno Award-winner Leslie Feist. This moving and inventive evening of storytelling at Toronto’s new state-of-the-art TD Music Hall will include a moderated conversation with Porter and audience Q&A, with a book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Type Books.

Run time: 75 minutes

This event is presented by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and Strange Light Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada.

Event Details

Start Date May 30, 2023
End DateMay 30, 2023
Time7:30pm - 8:45pm
Location TD Music Hall, 178 Victoria St., Toronto (Accessible)
Address TD Music Hall, 178 Victoria St., Toronto, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario