Nathan Filer | 'The Heartland came directly out of the interactions I had as a result of The Shock of the Fall'

Nathan Filer | 'The Heartland came directly out of the interactions I had as a result of The Shock of the Fall'

Nathan Filer’s remarkable 2013 Costa Book of the Year-winning novel The Shock of the Fall (The Borough Press) is told in the wonderfully sustained voice of Matthew, a young man whose mental health deteriorates after the death of his brother. The book went on to sell almost a quarter of a million copies in the UK, and has been translated into 30 languages. Now some of the reactions from readers of his début novel have inspired his second book, which is also his first work of non-fiction, The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia. Told in conversational style, and imbued with the same ...

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