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A Week in Literary History

February 16th, 2002

American novelist Richard Ford (Independence Day, 1995) is born in Jackson, Miss., 1944.

Richard Ford, b. February 16, 1944

Ford published two novels in his thirties, but the books didn’t sell and took to sports writing. In 1982, when Sports Illustrated did not hire him, he returned to novels with the autobiographical The Sportswriter, which did sell. Thereafter he cemented his reputation with four additional novels and four story collections.

Suggested Reading Novels The Sportswriter, 1986. Wildlife, 1990. Independence Day, 1995. Canada, 2012. Short stories Rock Springs, 1987. Women with Men: Three Stories, 1997. A Multitude of Sins, 2002.

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