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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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Picture I’ve spent half a lifetime reading, writing, and thinking about short stories. A lot of that time was given to figuring out what makes a great story - and (Big Surprise) there’s no right answer. It’s all - as Justice Potter Stewart said of pornography -  “I know when I see it.”

Herman Melville, Volume I” by Victor Lodato in the March 27 issue of The New Yorker  is a great work of fiction. It h... Read more of this blog post »
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Jeffrey County

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