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Clyde Ford

County: Whatcom County




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Clyde W. Ford is the author of thirteen works of fiction and nonfiction, including Think Black (2019), which garnered numerous awards, among them the 2020 Washington Center for the Book award in creative nonfiction. He’s also a psychotherapist, an accomplished mythologist, and a sought-after public speaker. In 2006, Ford received the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation Legacy Award in fiction and in 2019 he was a finalist for the foundation’s legacy award in nonfiction. He was named a “Literary Lion” by the King County Library System in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2019. Clyde was voted “Best Writer of Bellingham, Washington” in 2006 and 2007 by readers of the Cascadia Weekly, and he received the 2007 Bellingham, Washington, Mayor’s Arts Award in Literature. Ford is currently a speaker for Humanities Washington, an affiliate of the NEH.

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