Shooting for the Stars
Interview with the American writer Richard Ford, who many have compared to William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. In this video he talks about his novel 'Canada' published in 2012 as well as about his authorship in general.
According to the The Washington Post Richard Ford (b. 1944) is “one of the finest curators of the great American living museum.” In 1995 his novel Independence Day was the first to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award. In this conversation with the Danish journalist and publicist Synne Rifbjerg, Ford speaks about his novel Canada, in which he explores the mysterious and consoling bonds of family in a tale about a young man forced by catastrophic circumstance to reconcile himself to a world that has been rendered unrecognizable. Ford himself grew up in Mississippi and lost his father at an early age. Later on in the interview, he reflects upon the differences between the United States and Canada, which to Ford is a much more liberal country. Furthermore Ford talks about his own path towards writing and literature, which he defines as "the lively negotiation with the ongoing."
Richard Ford was interviewed by Synne Rifbjerg.
Camera: Jakob Solbakken
Produced by: Jakob Solbakken and Marc-Christoph Wagner
Recorded at: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, December 2012
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2012
Supported by Nordea-Fonden