Jamie Ford's debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, became a best seller and favorite of book clubs, named the #1 Book Club Pick in 2009 by the American Booksellers Association. He has followed it with Songs of Willow Frost and his latest, Love and Other Consolation Prizes.
Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the Western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations.
Ford is an award-winning short-story writer, an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and a survivor of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. Having grown up near Seattle’s Chinatown, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.
He'll be at Headquarters Saturday, April 14 at 2:30pm.