Kentucky Author Forum presents Ann Patchett interviewed by Kevin Wilson
KENTUCKY AUTHOR FORUM
ANN PATCHETT: NORTH LOBBY TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
February 12, 2024
Due to the Bomhard Theater selling out, there will be a live stream in the KPA North Lobby, and Ann Patchett will briefly stop by after the Forum in the Bomhard Theater.
More info, below.
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY AUTHOR FORUM
author of Tom Lake
author and professor Kevin Wilson
Monday, February 12, 2024 at THE KENTUCKY CENTER
ANN PATCHETT is the author of nine novels, four books of nonfiction and one children’s book. Patchett has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a National Humanities Medal, England’s Women’s Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Book Sense Book of the Year, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize, The Tennessee Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the American Booksellers Association’s Most Engaging Author Award, and the Women’s National Book Association’s Award. Her novel, The Dutch House, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her books have been both New York Times Notable Books and New York Times bestsellers. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.
In November, 2011, she opened Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee. She has since become a spokesperson for independent booksellers, championing books and bookstores on NPR, The Colbert Report, Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, The Martha Stewart Show, and The CBS Early Show, among many others. Along with James Patterson, she was the honorary chair of World Book Night. In 2012 she was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
TOM LAKE is Ann Patchett's latest novel. With Chekhovian wisdom and her customary genius for enveloping storytelling, she probes many aspects of love— from the turbulence of youthful passion to the contentment of marriage to the welcome embrace of family when the outside world falls apart.
"Tom Lake is a book to be savored—the once-in-a-blue-moon type."
— San Francisco Chronicle
“A swoony, luminous reminder about the endurance of love and happiness in a broken world.”
— Oprah Daily
“Poignant and reflective, cementing Patchett’s stature as one of our finest novelists.”— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"As this spellbinding and incisive novel unspools, Patchett brings every turn of mind and every setting to glorious, vibrant life, gracefully contrasting the dazzle of the ephemeral with the gravitas of the timeless, perceiving in cherries sweet and tart reflections of love and loss.”
— Booklist (starred review)
KEVIN WILSON is the author of two story collections, and four novels. His book Nothing to See Here was a New York Times bestseller and a “Read with Jenna” book club selection. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Southern Review, One Story, A Public Space, and has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2020 and 2021, as well as The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012. Wilson is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of the South.
University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum
February 12th at Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
5:00 PM - Wine and Cheese Reception, Carmichael’s pre-signed book sale in the lobby
6:00 PM – Interview in the Bomhard Theater
7:00 PM - Q&A with audience in the Bomhard Theater
$35 package includes all evening events before 7:30 PM
$17.50 package includes North Lobby Live Stream tickets for events before 7:30
7:30 PM – Special Dinner in honor of Ann Patchett and Kevin Wilson at Muhammad Ali Center
$165 package includes all events, plus dinner
$147.50 package includes all events – in North Lobby Live Stream area, plus dinner
($40 tax deductible contribution to non-profit Kentucky Author Forum)
Tickets on sale at The Kentucky Center
Visit convenient Drive-Thru on Main Street, Monday through Friday, 11am-6pm
Call 502-584-7777 or visit: : https://tickets.kentuckyperformingarts.org/22530
Discounted tickets for University of Louisville students, faculty, and staff may be purchased in person with UofL ID at The Kentucky Center drive-thru service Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Limit of two tickets per order.
“Great Conversations created in Louisville and heard Nationwide.”
The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forums are made available to PBS member stations nationwide, under the title Great Conversations. KAF is the only Louisville cultural program to be broadcast nationally. Forums are also recorded as podcast episodes, called Great Podversations, which are distributed by Louisville Public Media, and available on iTunes, NPR, Spotify, Stitcher, and most other podcast apps.
The Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by the Owsley Brown II Family, Bittners, and LDG Development. Other partners include Carmichael’s Bookstore, Kentucky Performing Arts, KET, and Louisville Public Media