In 1992, Richard Ford Edited And Introduced The First Granta Book Of The American Short Story It Became The Definitive Anthology Of American Short Fiction Written In The Last Half Of The Twentieth Century An Exemplary Choice In The Words Of The Washington Post With Stories By Eudora Welty, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, And Forty Others Demonstrating How Much Memorable Power Can Lie In The Briefest Narration In The Years Since, Ford Has Been Reading New Stories And Rereading Old Ones And Selecting New Favorites This New Collection Features Than Forty Stories, Including Some He Regretted Overlooking The First Time Around, As Well As Many By A New Generation Of Writers Among Them Sherman Alexie, Junot D Az, Deborah Eisenberg, Nell Freudenberger, Matthew Klam, Jhumpa Lahiri, And Z Z Packer None Of The Stories Though A Few Of The Writers Were In The First Volume Once Again, Ford S Introduction Is An Illuminating Exposition Of How A Good Story Is Written By A Master Of The Craft.
Richard Ford, born February 16, 1944 in Jackson, Mississippi, is an American novelist and short story writer His best known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories Comparisons have been drawn between Ford s work and the
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- The New Granta Book of the American Short Story
- Richard Ford
- 23 March 2017 Richard Ford