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The Sportswriter
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Richard Ford
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The Sportswriter

Richard Ford


Vintage Books

Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


375 pages

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The Sportswriter is a 1986 novel by Richard Ford. It is about a failed novelist turned sportswriter who undergoes an existential crisis following the death of his son. The novel became Ford's "breakout book" and was named one of Time magazine's five best books of 1986 and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In 2005, Time also named it one of the 100 best novels in English from the preceding 82 years.

By:   Richard Ford
Imprint:   Vintage Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd Vintage ed
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9780679762102
ISBN 10:   0679762108
Pages:   375
Publication Date:   April 1997
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


The author of five novels and two collections of stories, Richard Ford was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day, the first book to win both prizes. In 2001 he received the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction.

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