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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Canada

3.51 avg rating — 25,145 ratings — published 2012 — 73 editions
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The Sportswriter

3.70 avg rating — 17,101 ratings — published 1986 — 59 editions
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Independence Day

3.86 avg rating — 14,880 ratings — published 1995 — 59 editions
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Rock Springs

4.07 avg rating — 4,855 ratings — published 1987 — 37 editions
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The Lay of the Land

3.91 avg rating — 4,069 ratings — published 2006 — 45 editions
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Let Me Be Frank With You

3.63 avg rating — 4,429 ratings — published 2014 — 46 editions
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Wildlife

3.70 avg rating — 2,935 ratings — published 1990 — 46 editions
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Between Them: Remembering M...

3.74 avg rating — 2,384 ratings — published 2017 — 40 editions
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A Multitude of Sins

3.75 avg rating — 1,409 ratings — published 2001 — 30 editions
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Women With Men

3.65 avg rating — 1,548 ratings — published 1997 — 38 editions
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“Some people want to be bank presidents. Other people want to rob banks.”
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I'll tell you. The amount of precious time you'll squander on someone else's calamities and fuck-ups.”
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