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Richard Ford

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Richard Ford is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, and the widely anthologized story collection Rock Springs.

Ford lived for many years in the French Quarter and then in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana, where his wife Kristina was the executive director of the city planning commission. He now lives in Maine where he teaches at Bowdoin College.

Genres: Literary Fiction
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   1. The Sportswriter (1986)
   2. Independence Day (1995)
   3. The Lay of the Land (2006)
   4. Let Me Be Frank With You (2014)
   5. Be Mine (2023)
   A Piece of My Heart (1976)
   The Ultimate Good Luck (1981)
   Wildlife (1990)
   Canada (2012)
   Rock Springs (1987)
   Women with Men (1997)
   A Multitude of Sins (2001)
   Vintage Ford (2004)
   Sorry For Your Trouble (2020)
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Richard Ford recommends
Wolf at the Table (2024)
Adam Rapp
"Wolf at the Table is a masterful novel - strange and affecting, and immersive reading. Adam Rapp peers into the dark heart of America with shrewd and eerie grace, the likes of which I have not encountered since Kosinski."
The Midcoast (2022)
Adam White
"In deft, knowing, and crystalline prose, Adam White writes, in essence, the novel about the Maine coast."
Mercy Street (2022)
Jennifer Haigh
"Mercy Street is a savvy, keen-eyed, witty, wise, and altogether luminous novel. A triumph. Jennifer Haigh is a young master of this form. Though, at day's end, I'd read her just to read her."

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Anthologies containing stories by Richard Ford
Fantasy-Faction Anthology (2015)
edited by
Marc Aplin and Jennie Ivins

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PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1987) : The Sportswriter
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (1996) : Independence Day
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1996) : Independence Day
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2015) : Let Me Be Frank With You

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