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Richard Ford on the Colbert Report

Why don’t we have more writers on talk shows? (Except when they’re begging Oprah’s forgiveness?)

Stephen Colbert tackles this issue, and many others, with writer Richard Ford. Watch below to learn why fiction isn’t the same thing as lying, why Ford’s latest novel is called Canada,, and why he keeps his manuscripts in the freezer (hint: it keeps the ideas fresher).

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Further Reading:

  • Also rocking the Colbert Report: Ann Patchett
  • Oh, AND Maurice Sendak. You know, given the number of musicians and writers Stephen Colbert has on his show, you could argue that he’s doing more to profile the arts than any other talk show. Or comedy show, for that matter.

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