Richard Ford is one of America’s greatest writers. His novels include The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer prize-winning Independence Day and Canada. His new book, Between Them, is his first work of non-fiction, a portrait of mid-century American life and a love letter to his parents. He describes his freewheeling parents’ life on the road in the South during the Depression, following his father’s salesman job. It is an archetypal American story. Does it shed any light on the divided United States of today? Chaired by journalist Olivia Cole, literary editor for British GQ, poet and journalist.
Supported by Brighton Gin