Penarth Literary Festival: Natalie Haynes- Stone Blind Online Event

‘So to mortal men, we are monsters. Because of our flight, our strength. They fear us, so they call us monsters.’

Join us online for a very special zoom event with author and “rock star mythologist” Natalie Haynes, to celebrate the paperback release of Stone Blind. Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2023, Stone Blind brings the infamous Medusa to life as you have never seen her before.


Medusa is the sole mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her Gorgon sisters, she begins to realise that she is the only one who experiences change, the only one who can be hurt. When Poseidon commits an unforgivable act against Medusa in the temple of Athene, the goddess takes her revenge where she can: on his victim. Medusa is changed forever- writhing snakes for hair and her gaze now turns any living creature to stone. She can look at nothing without destroying it.

Desperate to protect her beloved sisters, Medusa condemns herself to a life of shadows. Until Perseus embarks upon a quest to fetch the head of a Gorgon…


Jun 19 2023


7:30 pm






Griffin Books