Crooked Letter Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed, but what a year! Take a look back at the authors Redd has interviewed who have lived in the Crooked Letter state. His year-in-review post recollects the conversations featured on the Prairie Schooner blog, but, of course, there are others: Michael Farris Smith in the New Orleans Review and Chris Offutt  in the Oxford American. Find out exciting about the next year in conversation, too.

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Conversation with Richard Ford on Prairie Schooner

richardford1Widening 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.

Richard Ford to be Fifth Author Featured in Crooked Letter

Richard Ford has published four collections of stories and seven novels including his most recent, 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 is forthcoming. James Redd’s interview with Ford will be featured on the Prairie Schooner Blog this Friday, 11/30/2012. Stay tuned for a link to the interview “Widening Empathy and Understanding.”Image