Wednesday on the NewsHour: Richard Ford

BY Jeffrey Brown  August 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM EDT

“First, I’ll tell you about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later.”

The events that will re-shape the life of 15-year-old Dell Parsons are offered up in the opening lines of “Canada,” the new novel by Richard Ford, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose works include the Bascombe trilogy, “The Sportswriter,” “Independence Day” and “The Lay of the Land,” and the short-story collections, “Rock Springs” and “A Multitude of Sins.”

My conversation with Richard Ford will air on Wednesday’s NewsHour. We’ll post that here later this evening. Below is our extended conversation:

In this video, Richard Ford reads from his novel “Canada”:

From the archive:

Elizabeth Farnsworth discusses Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Independence Day,” with its author Richard Ford

Novelist Richard Ford Discusses Latest Work, ‘The Lay of the Land’