Richard Ford

Novelist, short story writer and journalist
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Biography

Richard Ford was born in Mississippi and grew up there and in Arkansas. He is the author of a number of novels, including Independence Day, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, the first book to win both prizes. He has written three collections of short stories and in 2001, he received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction. He received the Prix Femina in France for his novel Canada.

He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

He lives in Maine and New Orleans.

One of his generation’s most eloquent voices.

Michiko Kakutani
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