read & meet : richard ford
The only writer to have won both the Pulizer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for the same book (Independence Day, 1996), Richard Ford describes with singular acuity American society today in all its unsteadiness and paradoxicality. His recurring character, Frank Bascombe, is probably one of the most disillusioned heroes in literature.
At Passa Porta, the author will sit down with about twenty readers of Canada, which won the Prix Fémina Etranger in 2013. This novel, in which the narrator is left to fend for himself after the robbery committed by his parents, will be dissected with the help of Steven Van Ammel, programme planner at the international house of literature and bookseller.
The ‘Read & Meet @ Passa Porta' reading club gives readers the chance to share their reading impressions not only with other readers, but also with the author. An exceptional encounter, in a small group, with this giant of American literature.
Richard Ford will also be present at Bozar on 16 February and at the Brussels Book Fair, of which he is the guest of honour, on 19 February.
ORG. Passa Porta in partnership with la Foire du Livre de Bruxelles
Photo: Laura Wilson