Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the western United States. Our guest today is Jamie Ford from Great Falls, Montana.
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Ford’s early life included an art school education and numerous awards for his work in the advertising business.
His writing accolades include winner of the 2006 Clarity of Night Short Fiction Contest, First Runner-Up in the 2006 Midnight Road Reader's Choice Awards, and a Top-25 finalist in Glimmer Train's Fall 2006 Short Story Award For New Writers. His work has appeared in The Picolata Review, and online at Flashing in the Gutters and Fictional Musings.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is Ford’s first novel.
Jamie Ford lives in Great Falls, Montana.
Visit Jamie Ford's Web site
Read a review of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet at SeattlePI.com.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Jamie Ford.
FYI: Information About New Books By Regional Authors
Recently published books by regional writers include, Being Ourself, by Ty Clemet.
And from Copper Canyon Press: In Search of Small Gods, a new collection of poetry by Jim Harrison.
For more information about new books, contact your favorite bookseller or library.
And here’s a quote from from Library Journal about Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet:
“In his first novel… Ford expertly nails the sweet innocence of first love, the cruelty of racism, the blindness of patriotism… and satisfaction at the end of a life well lived.“”
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Lisa Simon, Barbara Theroux, David Moore, Renée McGrath, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans.
This program included music by Michael Blessing and Springhill.
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