The Pulitzer-winning author remembers his parents and his upbringing in a racist society.
The conversation between Colm Tóibín and Richard Ford was moderated by Synne Rifbjerg as part of the Louisiana Literature festival at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, in August 2015.
"You get the politics that you deserve." Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Ford here speaks bluntly of the interplay between politicians and the public in America, arguing that people can only blame themselves for being lied to by politicians.
It's road trip season.
It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.
Enjoy these 10 acclaimed writers as they reveal what the magic of reading is to them, and why they feel literature is so powerful.
So about that marketing. If your book crosses categories, like mine does, you'll need to make the investment in marketing
While being a writer is great and challenging and being a mother is great and challenging, trying to be both simultaneously can sometimes feel like a recipe for disaster.
Though comestibles are always near the top of my list when I travel, there were also museum visits, new hotels to check out and an amazing trip to Niagara Falls to witness Nik Wallenda tightrope from the US to Canada.