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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Speak at Bowdoin

Story posted October 15, 1997

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford will visit Bowdoin on Monday, October 13, for a lecture and reading.

At 4 p.m., Ford will present a lecture, "What and Why We Write: The Ethics of Fiction," in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union. At 7:30 p.m., he will give readings from his work in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.

Both events are open to the public free of charge.

Ford is the author of "Independence Day," which won the Pulitzer for fiction in 1996 and the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the only novel to ever win both prestigious awards. His newest work, "Women With Men," is a collection of three long stories that explore relationships between three men with lovers and family.

Ford is the author of five novels, "Independence Day," "Wildlife," "The Sportswriter," "The Ultimate Good Luck," and "A Piece of My Heart," and a collection of short stories, "Rock Springs."

Born in Jackson, Miss., he grew up there and in Little Rock, Ark. He graduated from Michigan State University and received a master's degree in fine arts from the University of California at Irvine. He has taught writing at Princeton University, Williams College, the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. He now lives in New Orleans.

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