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Richard Ford in Conversation

‘Novels are not so much about what happens, as much as they are about the consequence of what happens’ – Richard Ford.

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Richard Ford is a true literary luminary. The author of eight novels and four short story collections, Ford’s illustrious career spans nearly five decades and numerous accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Independence Day.

At this special Melbourne event hosted by journalist Jonathan Green, Ford discusses his exceptional career and examines his most famous protagonist: the enigmatic Frank Bascombe, who has been hailed as one of the most unforgettable characters in American literature.



This event was recorded on Tuesday 27 February 2024 at The Wheeler Centre.

The official bookseller was Mary Martin Bookshop.

Featured music is ‘Different Days’ by Chill Cole.

Together, we can change the conversation.

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