Richard Ford is an American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You. He is also known for the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories.
Richard Ford reads his short story from the August 6 & 13, 2018, issue of the magazine. Ford is the author of five short-story collections and seven novels, including "Independence Day," "The Lay of the Land," and "Canada." He is working on a new collection titled "The Irish in America."
The Pulitzer-prize winning author discusses his new book, Between Them , a memoir about his mother and father. Guest: Richard Ford's novel Independence Day was the first book to win both a Pulitzer Prize and a PEN/Faulkner award. He joins us to discuss his storied writing career, being a big Bruce Springsteen fan, and the national political scene.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist revisits the lives and deaths of his parents in his new memoir, 'Between Them.' "As much as they loved me, an only child, they loved each other more," he says. Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews 'Anything is Possible' by Elizabeth Strout.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Feb 16th, 1944
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
2 hours, 32 minutes
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 137219