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Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:00 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium
Thu, May 31, 7:00 PM [ALOUD]
An Evening with Novelist Richard Ford

In conversation with Michael Silverblatt,
host of "Bookworm" on KCRW 89.9 FM

The Washington Post calls Richard Ford, “One of the finest curators of the great American living museum.” In his haunting new novel, Canada, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author explores the mysterious and consoling bonds of family in a tale about a young man forced by catastrophic circumstance to reconcile himself to a world that has been rendered unrecognizable.

Richard Ford is the author of The Bascombe Novels, which includes The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day—the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award—and The Lay of the Land, as well the short story collections Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories. He lives in Boothbay, Maine.

Michael Silverblatt is the host of KCRW's half-hour radio show Bookworm, where he introduces listeners to new and emerging authors along with writers of renown. He created Bookworm for KCRW-FM in 1989. The complete Bookworm archive can be heard at kcrw.com/bookworm.

Parking for the Central Library is at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. Standard garage rates apply.

Richard Ford SALON interview

Illustration by Zach Trenholm

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