Booklist’s Donna Seaman interviews Richard Ford, winner of the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence im Fiction

The 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards were announced on June 30 at the ALA Annual Conference.

The fiction award went to Richard Ford for his novel Canada, published by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. This is the second year the Carnegie Medals (fiction and nonfiction), funded by the Carnegie Corporation, have been awarded by Booklist and ALA’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Ford’s “Canada,” published by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, begins “First, I’ll tell you about the robbery our parents committed.” The riveting novel is an atmospheric and haunting tale of family, folly, exile and endurance told in the precise and searching voice of Dell Parsons, a young man forced to navigate a harsh world.

During Annual Conference, Richard Ford was interviewed by Booklist’s Donna Seaman on the exhibit floor.

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