Bristol based author and winner of the Costa book Award, Nathan Filer’s debut is an extraordinary portrait of one man’s struggle with schizophrenia and his descent into mental illness. Inventively conceived, with drawings, varying typefaces and typographic tricks it is a brave and ground-breaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.
Nathan Filer is a writer and lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He has worked as a researcher in the academic unit of psychiatry at the University of Bristol and as a mental health nurse on in-patient wards. He has written for television and radio. The Shock of the Fall is his first novel.
Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books.