John Niven & Blake Morrison

Blog · Posted August 3, 2023

Siblings, secrets, addiction and grief. John Niven and Blake Morrions in conversation with Terri White.

John Niven and Blake Morrison discussed their brilliant memoirs with Terri White on August 25th.

John Niven’s little brother Gary was fearless, popular, stubborn, handsome, hilarious and sometimes terrifying. In 2010, after years of chaotic struggle against the world, he took his own life at the age of 42. O Brother is a blackly comic and heart-breaking examination of the impact of suicide on a family.  John Niven will be in conversation with Blake Morrison whose Two Sisters is the story of his sister and half-sister, and their struggles with addiction.

Do not be put off by the seemingly grim subject matter  – all of life is here, but the exceptional writing is what makes these books sing.

This event was held in the barn and can only be accessed by stairs. Please read our accessibility policy for more information.

Buy Two Sisters by Blake Morrison HERE

Buy O Brother by John Niven HERE

Buy Coming Undone by Terri White HERE