The Sportswriter

New York: Vintage Contemporaries/Vintage Books, (1986).

Price: $20.00

Softcover. First edition. Pictorial wrappers. Spine crease, light wear to the extremities, red underlining in text, thus good only. Ford's breakout book, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Item #244943
ISBN: 0394743253

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The Sportswriter. Richard FORD.

Richard Ford
birth name: Richard Ford
born: 2/16/1944

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Biography

American writer of novels and short stories.more

Collecting tips:

Richard Ford is a wonderful writer. His first two books, A Piece of My Heart (1976) and The Ultimate Good Luck (1981 - poorly constructed, the rear hinge is almost always cracked - or repaired) are moderately expensive in fine condition. His breakthrough novel, The Sportswriter (1986) was published by Vintage Contemporaries in paperback, and in considerable numbers, so while it is not by any means rare, the paper tends to yellow easily, so copies with bright, white pages are harder to find than one might think. This novel set the state for his next novel to feature the same protagonist, Independence Day (1995) which won both the Pulitzer and the PEN/Faulkner awards. It is not particularly expensive.more