The Sportswriter

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The Sportswriter
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First edition
Author Richard Ford
Cover artist Louie (design), Rick Lovell (illustration)
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Vintage
Publication date
March 1986
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 375 pp
ISBN 0-394-74325-3
OCLC 13093238
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3556.O713 S6 1986
Followed by Independence Day

The Sportswriter is a 1986 novel by Richard Ford. It is about a failed novelist turned sportswriter who undergoes an existential crisis following the death of his son. In 1995, it was followed by a sequel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Independence Day. A third installment The Lay of the Land followed in 2006.

The book is being made into a six-hour HBO miniseries.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The novel became Ford's "breakout book" and was named one of Time magazine's five best books of 1986 and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In 2005, Time also named it one of the 100 best novels in English from the preceding 82 years.[2]

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