Richard Ford


Born
in Jackson, Mississippi, The United States
February 16, 1944

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Richard Ford, born February 16, 1944 in Jackson, Mississippi, 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, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories. Comparisons have been drawn between Ford's work and the writings of John Updike, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and Walker Percy.

His novel Independence Day won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1996, also winning the PEN/Faulkner Award in the same year.

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3.50 avg rating — 24,008 ratings — published 2012 — 70 editions
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The Sportswriter

3.70 avg rating — 16,162 ratings — published 1986 — 57 editions
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Independence Day

3.86 avg rating — 14,336 ratings — published 1995 — 56 editions
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Rock Springs

4.07 avg rating — 4,522 ratings — published 1987 — 34 editions
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The Lay of the Land

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Let Me Be Frank With You

3.63 avg rating — 4,129 ratings — published 2014 — 44 editions
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Wildlife

3.70 avg rating — 2,383 ratings — published 1990 — 43 editions
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A Multitude of Sins

3.74 avg rating — 1,332 ratings — published 2001 — 29 editions
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Between Them: Remembering M...

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Women With Men

3.65 avg rating — 1,432 ratings — published 1997 — 37 editions
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“Some people want to be bank presidents. Other people want to rob banks.”
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“What's friendship's realest measure?
I'll tell you. The amount of precious time you'll squander on someone else's calamities and fuck-ups.”
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“People surprise you, Frank, with just how fuckin stupid they are.”
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