McCusker meets and, somewhat predictably, challenges Richard Ford

Ford.jpg Richard Ford in Auckland today; his books are marvellous so buy ’em if you like marvellous books.

Got the chance to meet great American storyteller and author of my fave book trilogy – The Sportswriter, Independence Day and Lay Of The Land – Richard Ford today at the Auckland Writers Centre. More on his interview with NZ TV host John Campbell later. From web viewpoint, I asked Richard if he thought the blogosphere could help unearth and promote new literary excellence; No was his answer. Why? “The blogosphere is democratic, great art is not.” More later…

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