Richard Ford

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Lionel Shriver v Cynthia Ozick: hurrah for the new literary beef
The books world was growing worryingly well-mannered, but Ozick’s response – in verse – to a bad review by Shriver has revived the fine art of feuding

Alison Flood

18, May, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Sorry for Your Trouble by Richard Ford review – stories of discontent
An uneven collection about marital discord and middle-aged disappointment from one of the grand figures of contemporary American fiction

Erica Wagner

27, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Richard Ford: 'I didn't finish a book until I was 19'
The Pulitzer prize winner on the freedom that comes with age, how he reinvented his writing life and overcoming childhood dyslexia

Kate Kellaway

09, May, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Richard Ford’s literary honour questioned by peers after history of aggressive behaviour
The Paris Review’s decision to give Ford the Hadada prize has been criticised in light of conduct that has included spitting on Colson Whitehead

Alison Flood

05, Nov, 2019 @2:12 PM

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Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan on their new creations - an acclaimed film and a baby daughter
The actors have written a film version of Richard Ford’s 1990 novel. Here they discuss giving each other notes and navigating parenthood

Kate Kellaway

28, Oct, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Wildlife review – director Paul Dano luxuriously evokes smalltown woes
Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal’s marriage capsizes in 50s Montana in an impressive directorial debut by Dano, based on the Richard Ford novel

Peter Bradshaw

09, May, 2018 @11:20 AM

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Wildlife review - Carey Mulligan plays flirtatious under big skies in Paul Dano's directorial debut
Mulligan is an unhappy wife and mother looking to break free in this adaptation of Richard Ford’s Montana-set novel

Jordan Hoffman

22, Jan, 2018 @3:30 PM

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Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers – part two
What to pack along with the aftersun and flipflops? From novels about gay footballers and updated Greek classics to biographies and poetry, our guest critics offer their holiday must-reads

John Banville, Curtis Sittenfeld, Melvyn Bragg, Jackie Kay, Patrick Ness, Lionel Shriver, Mark Haddon and others

09, Jul, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Richard Ford should swallow his pride over Colson Whitehead's bad review
With slow-brewed, writerly rancour, Ford has reiterated his urge to spit on Whitehead over a 2001 notice. In the age of social media, he should be more careful

Claire Armitstead

14, Jun, 2017 @3:42 PM

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Book reviews roundup: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness; Between Them: Remembering my Parents; Queer City
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy; Between Them: Remembering my Parents by Richard Ford; Queer City by Peter Ackroyd

the Guardian

09, Jun, 2017 @5:00 PM

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Between Them: Remembering My Parents by Richard Ford – review
The novelist makes no grand claims for this memoir, and it is his unembarrassed love for his mother and father that comes through

Blake Morrison

24, May, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Between Them: Remembering My Parents by Richard Ford – review
Two essays on the deaths of the author’s mother and father, written decades apart, are extraordinary studies of how we experience loss – and recall it

Tim Adams

14, May, 2017 @5:30 AM

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