Max Porter’s breath-taking new novel Shy tells the story of a troubled teenage boy caught between the ghosts of his past and the enormous questions his future holds. Escaping from a home for ‘very disturbed young men’, Shy’s internal monologue flits between the past and present, recounting tales from his childhood that have led him to this point, backpack of rocks on his back, climbing through the wilderness.

 From the award-winning author of Grief is a Thing with Feathers and Lanny, Max Porter has once again written an unparalleled masterpiece, in language that shimmers, rages and churns.

Join us for a special performance of this work, followed by a Q&A in conversation with Sinéad Gleeson.

Duration 1 hour

Max Porter is the multi-award winning author of four books. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is a frequent collaborator with artists, musicians, theatre and filmmakers.

Event Location

Town Hall Theatre

1 Courthouse Square, Galway, H91 VF21

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Access Statements Cúirt

The main auditorium is step free with accessible seating and
accessible toilet facilities. Please let the box office know of any
requirements so that they can assist with seating. There are two
accessible parking spaces on Waterside immediately by the
venue and a further two spaces on Corrib Terrace. There is a
Loop System in every auditorium. There is a Fresh Air Distribution
System. All events at the Town Hall Theatre will be captioned.