Fall 2019

Past Events

September 18, 2019


Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027
The Lantern (Eighth Floor)


Sep. 18th, 2019
7:30 pm -


Organized by Sam Lipsyte, Writing.

Banville and Ford, authors of many novels (The Book of Evidence, Independence Day), winners of many prizes (Booker, Pulitzer, Princess of Asturias, Prix Femina) and decades-long friends, engage in (it's hoped) a spirited, un-theoretical back 'n forth about the supposed pleasures of the text.

Co-presented by The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Writing Program.


A picture of John Banville (left) and Richard Ford (right)

John Banville (left), photo by Douglas Banville and Richard Ford (right), photo by Kristina Ford.