Insightful and empathic, witty and graceful, Richard Ford has proven himself both a master stylist and a master storyteller. Here, discussing Canada and writing with Sean Condon, he is as warm and approachable as his writing.
Born and bred in Deep South Mississippi, now resident in east coast Maine, he is well placed to chronicle the American experience – and now, in Canada, he extends his reach across the border, delving into the world of Americans in exile. Best known for rendering ordinary lives in extraordinary prose, Ford swerves into new territory.
Sean Condon is the author of six books in a variety of genres. He has also written for many newspapers and magazines and co-wrote one episode of a sitcom for Foxtel in 2009 which was not picked up for series. He now does other things.
Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1944. He has published six novels and four collections of stories, including The Sportswriter, Independence Day, A Multitude of Sins and The Lay of the Land. His most recent novel is Canada.