Richard Ford

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Catching Up, Catching On, and Catching-22: Report from 2013 Community of Writers

    The predictable if happy consequence of spending time with fellow book peeps is that discussion, however beautifully untethered from wage slavery, free as scrub jays, elevated (here at 6,500 feet in the High Sierra) is that it is so darn bookish. As a result, I will return to OC this week with recom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2012

    Punctuated Prose: A Thousand Questions and a Never-Ending Sentence

    This morning's journey rushes to an abrupt end, then starts again. Or it presses on, urgently. Punctuation is both character and device in two unlikely if amazing novels I am in a mild fever to celebrate just now. These are reads for the adventurous, the curious, the frisky, the uneasily amused. Pot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2012

    UC Irvine MFA Writers: Your Clip-and-Save Review

    The end of the academic year approaches, which finids Mr. Bib looking forward to the arrival of annual literary journals sponsored by local colleges and universities. Alas, The Ear, Irvine Valley College's magazine is long gone as, it appears, is Orange Coast Review, out of OCC. Still UC Riverside p ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 1, 2007

    Street: Wise

    An early, knowing Philip K. Dick work of fiction emerges at last

  • Culture

    August 31, 2006

    Selling Out

    Talented new novelist Maile Meloy needs to burn her bridges

  • Features

    May 20, 2004

    Summer Guide

    Its very hot right now. Heres why

  • Culture

    January 11, 2001

    Broken Dreams and Hard Hearts

    Larry McMurtrys fractured look at short fiction of the American West