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Ford, Richard

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishFord, RichardRichard FordFord, Richard  (1944–) a writer from the southern US who does not like to be called a ‘southern writer’. He is known for writing stories that are set outside the south and the events of his best-known novels, The Sportswriter and Independence Day, take place in New Jersey. Independence Day received both a PEN/Faulkner Award and a Pulitzer Prize in 1996, and was the first novel ever to win both awards.
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