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Richard Ford

Fiction

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 19871106

Richard Ford reads from The Sportswriterwhich has been called, "A beautiful book," "A wonderful novel for our times," and "An appreciation of the mystery of things as they are." Ford also discusses his work and reveals that he considers giving up writing each time he finishes a book.

| Subject Matter: The Frank Bascombe Novels | Interview Year: 1987 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, PEN/ Faulkner Award |

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