American Author Richard Ford Wins a Top French Literary Prize For ‘Canada’

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

fordAmerican author Richard Ford has won the Femina Prize, one of France’s top literary awards, for best foreign novel for his book Canada.

The novel is the story of a boy whose parents rob a bank and commit a murder. Here is more about the book from HarperCollins:

After a five-year hiatus, an undisputed American master delivers a haunting and elemental novel about the cataclysm that undoes one teenage boy’s family, and the stark and unforgiving landscape in which he attempts to find grace. A powerful and unforgettable tale of the violence lurking at the heart of the world, Richard Ford’s Canada will resonate long and loud for readers of stark and sweeping novels of American life, from the novels of Cheever and Carver to the works of Philip Roth, Charles Frazier, Richard Russo, and Jonathan Franzen. 

Previously, Ford was awarded  the Pulitzer Prize and Pen/Faulkner Award for his novel Independence Day. (Via France24).