Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi. His novels include The Sportswriter, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and the New York Times bestseller, Canada. Independence Day was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the first time the same book had won both prizes. Let Me Be Frank With You was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize in 2015. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and he was awarded the Prix Femina Étranger in France and the Princess of Asturias Prize for Literature in Spain. Be Mine is his latest novel. Richard Ford lives in Maine with his wife.