Interview with Richard Ford

Richard FordBorn in Mississippi, educated in Michigan and California, a sometime resident of Montana and New Orleans, his Pulitzer Prize-winning Independence Day set in New Jersey, Richard Ford now lives in Maine. And he writes about it: “Charity,” in Contemporary Maine Fiction (Down East Books, 2005), for example, is about people from away who see the possibilities of Maine in very different ways. The considerable debate about whether Ford is a “Southern” or “ex-Southern” writer now has a new dimension, “Maine writer.”

This interview with Richard Ford by Charlotte Albright was included in the Council’s 30th Anniversary ‘Maine Writers Speak’ project. Please feel free to leave your feedback below. What would you like to ask Richard Ford?

One Response to “Interview with Richard Ford”

  • S. E. Sanner Says:

    I am so grateful to find in our public library novels and short stories by a man of intelligence and sight, a fellow human to whom I can listen . . . and then consider my own thoughts as I also breathe my way into yet another decade. It was a cut to lose the interviews, essays, and fiction of John Updike just when his vision was searching his own long years. I see and hear in the works and words of Richard Ford an open and inspired fellow human with whom to acknowledge and consider existence. Thank you, Richard Ford.

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