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Kathleen Ford

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Kathleen Ford was born in New Jersey and educated in Catholic schools before attending Columbia University. Jeffrey County, a novel set in rural Virginia, was published by St. Martin’s Press but Kathleen’s first love is for short stories. She’s published over 35 stories in commercial magazines such as Redbook and Ladies Home Journal, and in quarterlies such as Southern Review, North American Review, Antioch Review and Sewanee Review. A story entitled “Man on the Run,” which was first published in The New England Review, was reprinted in THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2012. Two of her stories have won PEN Syndicated Fiction prizes and in 2011 she was awarded a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship.

Kathleen lives in Charlottesville, Virginia w
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I thought I had an insight into what was holding me up from finishing a story I’d been working on for months. I was obsessively rewriting the first part of the story and holding back on the final scene -- the scene which was the impetus for the story and the reason I was writing it in the first place. I’d planned that the story, set in Ireland, would end with my character deciding to end her ma... Read more of this blog post »
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Jeffrey County
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1986
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