“Widening Empathy,” a conversation with Richard Ford is the fifth interview in the Crooked Letter Interview Series hosted by Prairie Schooner’s Southern Correspondent, James Madison Redd.
Richard Ford has published seven novels and four collections of stories, including his most recent novel, Canada. Independence Day was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the first time the same book had won both prizes. A new collection of stories is forthcoming. The following is a brief excerpt from Ford’s recent email conversation with Redd. Check it out on the Schooner website.