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Pulitzer Awarded Novelist Richard Ford at the 22nd Kimon Friar Lecture

“Some Thoughts about Memoir”

The American College of Greece, in collaboration with Patakis Publications is honored to present the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Richard Ford, who will deliver this year’s Kimon Friar lecture, exploring the theme “Some Thoughts About Memoir.”

Born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1944, Richard Ford is the author of eleven books of fiction, including the New York Times best-selling novels Canada (2012), and the Frank Bascombe series, of which the second tome, Independence Day (1995) was the first book to be awarded both the Pulitzer Prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Ford is a professor in the Columbia University School of Arts in New York City, including holding the position of the Emmanuel Roman and Barrie Sardoff Roman Professor in the Humanities. He is also an essayist, and often writes for newspapers across Europe. His work has been translated into 28 languages and has won numerous international awards, including the Prix Femina in France, The Princess of Asturias Prize in Spain, and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in the United States.

The 22nd Kimon Friar lecture will take place on Monday, October 10, in Megaron – Athens Concert Hall (Friends of Music Society multipurpose hall) at 19:00.

The lecture will be carried out in English, and simultaneously translated to Greek.

Introductory remarks will be given by Dr. Haris Vlavianos, author and Professor of History at Deree – The American College of Greece.

Open to the public / Free admission

When: Monday October 10, 19:00

Where: Multipurpose Hall, The Friends of Music Society, Megaron – Athens Concert Hall (Vas. Sofias Avenue and Kokkali Street, Athens)

Organized by: The American College of Greece, and the Attica Foundation in collaboration with Patakis Publications

For more information, please contact: 210 600 9800 ext. 1456, [email protected]