Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1944. He has published six novels and four collections of stories, including The Sportswriter, Independence Day, A Multitude of Sins and The Lay of the Land. His most recent novel is 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.
Richard Ford joins Sean Condon for a warm and witty discussion about writing and his latest book, Canada.