The first edition was published by Vintage Contemporaries, a division of Random House. FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. Binding is softcover with pictorial wrappers. The front wrapper has a review blurb by Frederick Exley. The back wrapper contains quotes by Frederick Exley, Raymond Carver, and Tobias Wolff.
The Sportswriter was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and was the first of a trilogy that was followed by the Pulitzer Prize winning Independence Day, and Lay of the Land. The Sportswriter's official publication date was March 20, 1986.
The Sportswriter is classified in the following category: Sports
The front wrapper from the first edition of The Sportswriter.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Sportswriter.
The first page of the first edition of The Sportswriter contains Review Blurbs about the author.
The back wrapper from the first edition of The Sportswriter.
The title page from the first edition of The Sportswriter.
Other first edition points for books by Richard Ford include: Independence Day.
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