CLARKSDALE, Mississippi (AP) – The Mississippi Writers Trail has unveiled a marker for Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer Richard Ford.
The marker for Ford, a native of Jackson, was recently placed at the Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library. Ford was acclaimed with his first two novels, “A Piece of My Heart” and “The Ultimate Good Luck”.
“Our library here in Little Clarksdale, Mississippi, is so happy to honor and honor one of the greatest and most well-known writers of all time, a Mississippi native, novelist, short story writer and award winner. Pulitzer, “Mary Caradine, acting director of the Carnegie Clarksdale and Coahoma County Public Library, said in a press release. “Sir. Ford’s accomplishments are known from afar.
Ford’s novel “The Sportsman” was named one of the 100 best novels published by TIME magazine since the magazine’s inception. Ford wrote “The Sportswriter” while living in rural Coahoma County, and he used the book’s protagonist in future novels, including “Independence Day,” for which he received the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN Prize. / Faulkner for fiction in 1996.
“Richard Ford is a true international author and cultural essayist who brings a rich take on the Southern experience to his readers,” said Craig Ray, director of Visit Mississippi. “Mississippi has an enviable literary tradition, and we are pleased to add this name to the list of authors who have contributed to this great legacy.”