Join this virtual event celebrating 20 years of storytelling! Greenwood StoryFest welcomes esteemed author and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction: Russell Banks. Zoom from the comfort of your home where you can listen to Russell Banks and a StoryFest committee member in conversation about his latest novel, Foregone (March 16, 2021) along with other career highlights. The event will take place on Thursday, November 4 at 7PM EDT.
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In his late seventies and dying of cancer, famed Canadian-American documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife, one of sixty thousand draft evaders who fled to Canada to avoid Vietnam, has agreed to one final interview, determined to bare all his secrets and demythologize his mythologized life. But the story that unspools in front of the camera and an intimate chorus of observers, including Fife’s wife, his nurse, and his acolyte and former star student Malcolm Macleod, is confoundingly unexpected, the dark and affecting account of a man entirely unknown to all.
A searing novel about memory, betrayal, love, and the faint grace note of redemption, Russell Banks’s Foregone is a daring and resonant work about the scope of one man’s mysterious life, revealed through the fragments of his recovered past.
ABOUT RUSSELL BANKS
Russell Banks, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is one of America’s most prestigious fiction writers, a past president of the International Parliament of Writers, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Common Wealth Award for Literature. He lives in upstate New York and Miami, Florida.
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