Nathan Filer

The Heartland

Festival Marquee
Sun 6 Oct

Former mental health nurse Nathan Filer won the Costa Book of the Year Award for his bestselling debut novel, The Shock of the Fall, about a young man suffering from schizophrenia. In this work of non-fiction, he returns to the subject, debunking myths. He explains why the very language we use to describe mental illness should give us pause for thought. [916]