Richard Ford

Waking from the American Dream: Richard Ford

Richard Ford and Roland Gulliver

Waking from the American Dream: Richard Ford

Richard Ford and Roland Gulliver

9:00pm

Friday, October 23, 2020

45 mins

In this not-to-be-missed event, Toronto International Festival of Authors Director Roland Gulliver will interview internationally acclaimed American novelist and short story writer Richard Ford. His Bascombe novels The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You have become contemporary classics. Sorry For Your Trouble is his latest collection of stories, which explore memory, love and loss.

Interviewer: Roland Gulliver

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In this not-to-be-missed event, Toronto International Festival of Authors Director Roland Gulliver will interview internationally acclaimed American novelist and short story writer Richard Ford. His Bascombe novels The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You have become contemporary classics. Sorry For Your Trouble is his latest collection of stories, which explore memory, love and loss.

Interviewer: Roland Gulliver

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Featured Authors

Richard Ford is the author of The Sportswriter; Independence Day, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award; The Lay of the Land; and the New York Times bestseller Canada. His short story collections include the bestseller Let Me Be Frank With You, Sorry for Your Trouble, Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories. He lives in New Orleans with his wife Kristina Ford.

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Roland Gulliver is the Director of the Toronto International Festival of Authors, and a leading international figure in the literature sector with over 12 years’ experience at the Edinburgh International Book Festival as Associate Director. His programming explores the potential of live performance, alongside commissions for new multimedia storytelling. Gulliver champions communities by facilitating access and empowerment, and creating spaces for authors and audiences to engage in discussion. He is on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Arts Council and Chair of their Literary Advisory Committee, and is a Member of the Academy for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

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Richard Ford

9:00pm

Friday, October 23, 2020

45 mins

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