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Meet the Writers
With 1985's The Sportswriter, Richard Ford began a series of novels that was hailed by The Times of London as "an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself." Now, to the delight of Ford's fans, character Frank Bascombe's story resumes with The Lay of the Land. In our interview, Ford talks about his writing process and why he loves to write about his famous fictional hero.