Some people want to be bank presidents.
Other people want to rob banks.
– Richard Ford
February 16, 1944: Steely-eyed novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, 69 years ago today.
Born February 16, 1944 (age 69)
Occupation Novelist, short story writer
Nationality United States
Period 1976 – present
Genres Literary fiction
Literary movement Dirty realism
Richard Ford is an American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, and the short story collection Rock Springs which contains several widely anthologized stories.