John Niven

John Niven

Novelist and screenwriter John Niven's memoir talks about growing up in a working-class family in Ayrshire, contrasting his own bookish, creative life – going to university, joining a band, becoming a writer – with his younger brother's periods of manual work, drug dealing, stints in prison and mental health struggles.

He talks to journalist Siân Pattenden about how he has been able to revisit their times together in this memoir that is both blackly comic and heartbreaking in its examination of the impact of suicide on a family.

John Niven is bestselling author of Kill Your Friends – 'probably the best and certainly the funniest novel ever written about the British music industry'

Event Information

Event Date Sat 24 Feb 1:00pm
Individual Price £8.00
Venue Shepherd Neame Old Brewery Store
Categories All events, 24 February (Saturday), Comedy / Satire, Memoir, Mental Health & Wellbeing

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