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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.

The Writers:

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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