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RICHARD FORD in conversation with VINCENT WOODS


The Dock, Carrick on Shannon

8pm, Saturday 23rd May, 2020

Tickets €15.00 or €12.00 concession/early bird.


“In America, one cannot – must not – ever discount the lowest sort of political urgings, and must never overlook race prejudice as a motive for most anything.”  - Richard Ford, The Guardian 2016


Continuing in its exploration of place, home and identity and the role of literature in shaping an understanding of history and human experience, the Iron Mountain Festival is delighted to welcome celebrated American author Richard Ford to The Dock on Saturday 23rd May.


Born and raised in Mississippi, Richard Ford is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day and the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction. He now lives in New York and Maine. Ford’s best known titles are The Sportswriter, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land, and Let Me Be Frank with You.


Arising from the John McGahern seminar which ran from 2007 for eight years, the Iron Mountain Literature Festival was established in 2016, reframed in a wider context involving writers, artists and thinkers from many perspectives. For 2020, the festival has partnered with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, whose themes of language, landscape and migration align closely with that of the festival.


Tickets for this event (€15.00 or €12 concession/early bird) are available through the Dock website – or from 071 96 50828. The full programme for the 2020 Iron Mountain Literature Festival on Oct 3rd & 4th all also be published at the event.

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