The virtual 2021 Times Festival of Reading concludes Sunday with a conversation with one of America’s finest authors, Louise Erdrich.
Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for fiction along with dozens of other awards, and the author of 28 books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s literature, Erdrich will talk with Tampa Bay Times book editor Colette Bancroft about her latest novel, The Sentence, which was published Tuesday.
The Sentence is a rich, moving, hilarious portrait of a group of family and friends living in Minneapolis in 2020 amid the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests after the killing of George Floyd.
Erdrich will talk with Bancroft at a live virtual event, followed by an audience Q&A, at 4 p.m. Sunday. Erdrich’s talk is the festival’s only ticketed event. Tickets are $50 and include a copy of The Sentence and admission to the interview. Proceeds benefit the festival and the Times Journalism Fund. Tickets are available at festivalofreading.com.