Join bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford as the featured guest for the 2019 Bexley Community Author Series, hosted by the Bexley Public Library in partnership with Gramercy Books, along with Bexley City Schools, the Bexley Community Foundation, Capital University, Drexel Theatre, and WCBE 90.5 FM. Mr. Ford is the creator of the indelible character Frank Bascombe in his series of novels that began with The Sportswriter.
In this special evening event, Richard Ford will discuss his life and career followed by an onstage conversation. Writing since the 1970s, Mr. Ford is recognized as one of America's greatest living authors. The Sportswriter was named by Time Magazine as one of the best 100 books written in English since the magazine's inception. He won the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Prize for his novel Independence Day, the first novel to ever win both prizes, and he was also named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Let Me Be Frank With You. His most recent book, Between Them, is a beautiful and stirring memoir of his parents. And a film adaptation of Ford’s novel Wildlife, directed by Paul Dano and starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, was released last fall to critical acclaim.