Richard Ford

Esquire (UK) - - Contributors -

One of Amer­ica’s lead­ing writ­ers of fic­tion, Ford’s books in­clude The Sports­writer and In­de­pen­dence Day, which was the first novel to win both the PEN/Faulkner award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fic­tion. In a pre­vi­ous life, he was a re­porter for the now de­funct In­side Sports. For Esquire he re­calls less il­lus­tri­ous days play­ing high school base­ball. “I sup­pose this es­say, like my writ­ing, flour­ishes (if it does) by mak­ing virtues of pro­found vices,” says Ford. “My wife, how­ever, who is my shoot­ing part­ner, wants you to know it’s team sports where I, let’s say, prove de­fi­cient. With a shot­gun, or a fly rod, I’m hardly an Oaf.” Ford re­cently pub­lished a mem­oir, Be­tween Them: Re­mem­ber­ing my Par­ents.

Richard Ford, and ‘Bear’ Bryant… see page 156

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