Richard Ford is an American author 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. He has also published the short story collection Rock Springs. The Sportswriter (1986), which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Prize and Independence Day (1995), won both the PEN/Faulkner and the Pulitzer Prize. Richard has taught at Princeton University, Trinity College, Dublin and, currently at Columbia University, NY. He is also a highly regarded editor, working frequently with Granta Books.
THREE GIANTS OF CONTEMPORARY FICTION Jeffrey Eugenides (Fresh Complaint), Colm Tóibín (House of Names) and Richard Ford (Let Me Be Frank With You). US EMBASSY CREATIVE MIND SERIES Talk included in Weekend and Day Ticket. Option to purchase individually below. 4.45PM, June 11th Hennessy Ballroom Stage, Borris House
POTUS 45 The Wire creator David Simon, Independence Day author Richard Ford, and columnist Fintan O’Toole discuss current US politics. 5PM, June 10th The Step House Hotel, Borris Village This talk is not included in Weekend and Day Tickets. Must be purchased separately below.