Eagle Pond Authors’ Series hosts Richard Ford Nov. 4 at Plymouth State

October 30th, 2007 by Adam

The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series at Plymouth State University will present novelist and short story writer Richard Ford at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Silver Center for the Arts.

author Ford is the author of five novels and two collections of stories. Through the assistance of his friend and mentor, Donald Hall, A Piece of My Heart was published by Harper & Row in 1976 and was nominated for the Ernest Hemingway Award for Best First Novel.

Independence Day won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner award in 1995, the first book to win both awards. In the same year, Ford was chosen as winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, for outstanding achievement in that genre.

“For Ford, the awards were a culmination to a career that has spanned nearly 30 years, made up of hard, disciplined, and sometimes frustrating work,” said Don Lee in Ploughshares.

In 2001, Ford won the PEN/Malamud award for excellence in short fiction. His stories and essays have appeared in Granta, The New Yorker, Michigan Quarterly, TriQuarterly, The Best American Essays, The Best America Short Stories, and The Best American Sports Writing.

His latest collection is A Multitude of Sins.

“Luckily, Richard Ford has allowed his own mind’s spillage into his reader’s heads. Finally a published contemporary writer who lives up to the hype. In a word: Bravo!” said Dan Schneider in Cosmoetica.

The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. Contact the <a href="http://www.plymouth.edu/cac"?Silver Center Box Office (603) 535-ARTS for free tickets.

The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is named for poet Donald Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot which has inspired much of his work. This series brings to campus some of the most widely read and revered authors of our time.