Richard Ford

(b. 1944)

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(1944– ),

American novelist and writer of short stories, born in Jackson, Mississippi. He is best known for his novel The Sportswriter (1986) and its sequel, Independence Day (1995, Pulitzer Prize). These two novels, wistfully lyrical and sharply realistic, tell the story of a novelist turned sportswriter, who by the second novel has moved into the real estate market. His other works include The Ultimate Good Luck (1981, novel), Rock Spring (1988, stories), and A Multitude of Sins (2002, stories).

Subjects: Literature.

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