Ford, Richard

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Ford, Richard Gender: M
born on 16 February 1944 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Jackson, Mississippi, 32n18, 90w11
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 26°29' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 14°21 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 28°57'

Richard Ford (at the Göteborg Book Fair, 2013)
photo: Arild Vågen, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American novelist, short story writer and memoirist, whose 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.

In 1995, Ford's career reached a high point with the release of Independence Day, which became the first novel to win both the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

His memoir, Between Them: Remembering My Parents, was released on 4 May 2017.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death of Father 1960 (Parker Carrol Ford)
  • Work : Prize 1996 (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, for "Independence Day")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 4 May 2017 (Autobiography, "Between Them")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Between Them by Richard Ford (Bloomsbury, 2017): "In Jackson ... I was born in the warm winter of 1944, in February, at the Baptist Hospital, at two A.M. ... My sixteenth birthday was soon to come, February 16th, 1960."


  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Between Them")
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels, short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenplay)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Fiction)