Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944, and lives on the coast of Maine, in America, with his wife Kristina Ford. He is the author of nine works of fiction, including six novels and 3 collections of stories. These include a triology of novels — The Sportswriter, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, and the story collections Rock Springs, Women With Men, and A Multitude of Sins — all published by Bloomsbury. Ford has also written many essays, notably for The New York Times, The New Yorker, for La Republica in Italy, for the Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, in Germany, and for several newspapers in the United Kingdom. His work is currently published in twenty-three languages. He has been the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN-Faulkner Award and the Premio Cavour, in Italy. Ford is also the general editor of the American Library’s Collected Works of Eudora Welty, as well as being the editor of The Granta Book of the American Short Story, The Granta Book of the American Long Story, and The New Granta Book of the American Short Story. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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