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Richard Ford – The Wheeler Centre

Posted by Ilona Nicola

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July 12, 2012
7:30 pmto8:30 pm
7:30 pmto8:30 pm
7:30 pmto8:30 pm

‘First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.’

Richard Ford is an American novelist who was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Ford has published six novels and four collections of stories. His best-known works are the novels The Sportswriter, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, and the short story collection Rock Springs.

Ford’s latest novel Canada follows the life of Dell Parsons, a man whose life is forever shattered after his parents are arrested for bank robbery.

Ford is best known for his ‘Dirty Realism’; depicting the mundane, belly side of contemporary American life, using unadorned, understated language. And yet, Ford’s writing is meticulous, pervasive – he has a real knack for capturing the ordinary, in an insightful and emphatic way.

Ford will be at the Atheneum Theatre in July to discuss his latest novel, his first since The Lay of the Land six years prior. This is a rare opportunity to see one of America’s great novelists. Not to be missed.

WHEN: Thursday 12 July, 7.30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne
WEB: wheelercentre.com/calendar/event/richard-ford/ (Tickets $20, $12 conc)


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