Richard Ford

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Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories.

Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, the only son of Parker Carrol Ford, a traveling salesman... more »

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  • ''It's interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it. Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can't, then offers us something new to look forward to, to dream about.''
    Richard Ford (b. 1944), U.S. author. "An Urge for Going," Harper's (New York, Feb. 1992).
  • ''Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.''
    Richard Ford (b. 1944), U.S. author. The Sportswriter, p. 137 (1987).
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