A website for British author Michael Nath
FALSTAFF PARA LA PLEBE
A translated extract from British Story is featured in Issue 3 of Mexican cultural magazine Argonauta. This issue’s theme is Cervantes vs Shakespeare.
NEW PODCAST: The Last of Britain
A recording of Michael’s conversation with Nick Groom about Britishness, character and cultural heritage, at Ilkley Literature Festival 2015.
DR NATH’S FOGCUTTER
The Society Club in Soho have an impressive selection of literary themed cocktails, including Dr Nath’s Fogcutter: Rum, Cognac, Gin, Lemon, Orange, Pineapple, Orgeat, Sherry.
‘A friend of the club, writer Michael Nath’s books are booze-fuelled. We can’t help but feel the characters would enjoy this tipple as much as the author. “But what’s the point of trying not to drink? It’s so bloody aimless isn’t it?”‘ See the full list here.
British Story British Tour
21 April 2016, Merrie England or Falstaff at The Bar, Pontefract (with Nick Groom)
31 March 2016, University of Westminster
11 October 2015, Rochester Literature Festival
03 October 2015, The Last of Britain, Ilkley Literature Festival (with Nick Groom)
27 September 2015, Londonville Lit, The Montage Gallery, Forest Hill, 3pm
07 September 2015, A Century on: Modernist Studies in Wales, Swansea –the inaugural conference of the Welsh Network of Modernist Studies.
20 February 2015, University of Westminster
28 January 2015, Bad Language, The Castle, Manchester. 7:30pm
17 December 2014, Spokes, The Golden Ball, York, 8pm
29 October 2014, Bad Language, The Castle, Manchester. 7:30pm (Author injured. Date to be rearranged.)
4 October 2014, Jolly Brewer, Lincoln, 6pm
23 June 2014, The Inventor’s Arms, London, 6pm
British Story British Tour stop at Bad Language, Manchester, January 2015. Click on venues above for more footage.
‘This frequently surreal tale follows an academic’s entanglement with an oddball group, led by the Falstaffian Arthur Mountain, who share a strange extended tale stretching back to wartime Swansea via Doncaster and Edinburgh. Reminiscent of the work of Kurt Vonnegut, this is a really engaging and entertaining yarn with plenty of knowing literary allusions.’ Times Higher Education Supplement
‘An audacious, encyclopaedic tour of the often violent and always edgy relationship between the English, Welsh and Scottish nations.’
British Story is a Morning Star Book of the Year.
‘A wonderful exercise in novelistic virtuosity, strange and beautiful.’
Times Literary Supplement