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Flouncing and failing

City of Books

47'35"

Richard Ford is listing his failures. He wanted to be a lawyer in the US Marines. That didn’t work out. He wanted to be “a lawyer, period”. That didn’t work out. He became a writer – that certainly counts as a success for the Pulitzer Prize winner. Even so, between novels and short story collections he sometimes thought he was through with fiction and imagined doing other jobs. But he kept going, as he tells this City of Books podcast for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

City of Books is a podcast supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature in association with MoLI. Produced and presented by Martina Devlin. Music by Daragh Dukes.

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