On this edition of ST, we speak with the well-regarded novelist and short-story writer Richard Ford, who is the recipient of the 2017 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. Ford is the author of many critically acclaimed works of ficition, including "The Sportswriter," "Independence Day," and "Let Me Be Frank with You." His newest book, just out, is a memoir about his parents, which he discusses with us at length. Please note that Ford will deliver a free-to-the-public address on this coming Saturday, the 2nd, at 10:30am. This event happens at the TCCL Central Library, at the corner of Fifth Street and Denver Avenue.