Interview: Richard Ford

By John Campbell In Books

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20th December, 2012
On the phone from Sydney, the author, 68, talking to me at my office desk, is “happy”, he tells me, and I believe he is. He is certainly happy to be a writer. “You have to do things on the page that make you happy. And that make you pleased. And make you cry. And make you shout out laughing sometimes. Other wise the job would be inexorable. The job would be a confinement rather than a vocation. I mean, I grew up wanting to do something useful, wanting to turn my life to the service of something better than just myself." ...

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