Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Thursday that Ford has won the library's Prize for American Fiction. Hayden said in a statement that Ford was a "luminous storyteller" and "eloquent" writer. Ford will be presented the award Aug. 31, during the National Book Festival, which takes place in Washington, D.C. Ford said in a statement that the prize made him feel "useful" to the country's "conversation with the world."
Ford's other books include "The Sportswriter" and "The Lay of the Land."
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