William Faulkner Birthday Reading, "New Orleans Night"
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Folger Theatre with* The PEN/Faulkner Foundation present “New Orleans Night” – William Faulkner Birthday Reading*
**Richard Ford, Barry Hannah and Susan Richards Shreve read literary reflections on New Orleans by Walker Percy, Eudora Welty, and Shelby Foote.
Richard Ford is author of nine books of fiction, including Independence Day_, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and his most recent novel, T_he Lay of the Land.
Barry Hannah’s first novel, Geromino Rex, won a William Faulkner Prize and was nominated for the National Book Award; High Lonesome was nominated for the Pulitizer Prize in Fiction; and his short story collection, Airships, is considered a classic in the field.
Susan Richards Shreve has published twelve novels, twenty-six books for children, and co-edited five anthologies. Her most recent novel is A Student of Living Things.
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