Truth, Art and Memory: Russell Banks at TIFA

October 27, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Truth, Art and Memory: Russell Banks at TIFA

Don’t miss acclaimed American writer and twice finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Russell Banks grace the TIFA virtual stage to present his alluring new novel, Foregone! Join Banks in compelling conversation about the mysteries that unfold on a man’s deathbed through fragments of his ominous past, when memory and imagination dissolve and when truth and redemption compete with artistic ambition. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:30PM 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.


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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