The Heart of Things Human:
An evening with Richard Ford
A reading & conversation moderated by Ron Charles
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Purchase a single ticket for $15 (buy)
Folger Shakespeare Library – Elizabethan Theatre
201 East Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003 (map)
Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi. He has published seven novels and four collections of stories, including The Sportswriter, Independence Day, A Multitude of Sins and, most recently, Canada. Independence Day was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the first time the same book had won both prizes. Richard Ford lives in Maine with his wife, Kristina Ford.
Writing for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Bob Hoover says of Richard Ford’s Canada, “Mr. Ford has now written the most ambitious—and personal—novel of his career [...] deceptively simple and carefully crafted, but with dark streaks of violence and cruelty that threaten to kill the soul of his hero.” Read the review here and read a long-form profile from the Financial Times here.
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Ron Charles (moderator) is the deputy editor of The Washington Post‘s book section and a weekly fiction critic. Before coming to The Post, he was the Books editor at The Christian Science Monitor. His reviews have won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best criticism and 1st place for Arts & Entertainment Commentary from the Society for Features Journalism. He and his wife, an English teacher, live in Bethesda, Md.