A rare meeting of two modern-day masters of the grand themes—"time, love, the coming around of inexorable events... the acceleration and dislocation of modern life." What Australian novelist Shirley Hazzard once said about her own subject matter can also be said of Richard Ford's, especially his epic Bascombe Trilogy (The Sportswriter, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land). Ford is a great admirer of Hazzard's work and will serve as her interviewer for this very special evening. Author of such contemporary classics as The Transit of Venus and The Great Fire, Hazzard is "one of the greatest writers working in English today," said Michael Cunningham. The evening features readings of Hazzard's work by Annabel Davis-Goff.
April 30, 2010
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