Nathan Filer is a writer, poet and mental health nurse. His debut novel The Shock of the Fall, published on 9th May 2013, is an extraordinary portrait of one man’s descent into mental illness. It is a brave and groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.
In this event Nathan will read excerpts from The Shock of the Fall and talk about the novel in conversation with Kate Button, Research Psychologist at the University of Bristol.
“The Shock of the Fall is a stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realised, it’s by turns shocking, harrowing and heartrending. The writing is so accomplished it’s hard to believe it’s a debut – it’s clearly the work of a major new talent”
S J Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep
“I loved this book cover to cover and word by word; I want to give it to everyone I care for, and I want to keep it for myself to reread over and over”
Joshilyn Jackson, author of A Grown-up Kind of Pretty