Author talk by Nathan Filer

Thursday, 21st November, 6.30pm

Author talk by  NATHAN FILER 

Can a book change your mind about Mental Health?

Nathan Filer’s debut novel ‘The Shock of the Fall’, won several literary prizes including the Costa Book of the Year

Nathan’s new book, ‘THE HEARTLAND’ is non-fiction drawing on his years as a mental health nurse to look at the confusion surrounding mental health conditions generally and schizophrenia in particular.

Schizophrenia: whether it’s the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it – and how we treat people living with it – is at the core of how we understand mental health. But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often contradictory diagnosis? In The Heartland Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award winning writer, takes us on a journey into the psychiatric wards he once worked on.

He also invites us to spend time with world-leading experts, and with some extraordinary people who share their own stories – true stories – about living with this strange and misunderstood condition. The Heartland debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad. And what it means to be human.

Tickets are £5 which includes a glass of wine and is redeemable against the book (

Originally advertised as a joint event with Joanna Cannon but she has had to cancel.

£5 booking fee redeemable against a book

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