Annie Proulx's books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Shipping News and the story collections Bad Dirt and Wyoming Stories. A story from that collection, Brokeback Mountain, which first appeared in The New Yorker, has been made into a feature film directed by Ang Lee; it premieres in December. She is at work on a memoir about building a house on what will become an avian preserve.
Richard Ford is the author of five novels, among them The Sportswriter and Independence Day, which won a Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book, the story collection A Multitude of Sins, includes several stories from The New Yorker. His novel The Lay of the Land, the third in the Frank Bascombe trilogy, will be published next year. Download and start listening now!