Richard Ford. Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories.

Books in order of publication:

A Piece of My Heart1976
The Ultimate Good Luck1981
The Sportswriter
(Frank Bascombe # 1)
1986
Rock Springs1987
Communist1987
Wildlife1990
Independence Day
(Frank Bascombe # 2)
1995
Women With Men1997
A Multitude of Sins2001
Vintage Ford2004
The Lay of the Land
(Frank Bascombe # 3)
2006
Canada2012
Let Me Be Frank With You
(Frank Bascombe # 4)
2014
Between Them: Remembering My Parents2017
Sorry for Your Trouble: Stories2020