Eudora Welty in 1962
The Eudora Welty House
Welty is presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter in 1980
Welty's headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi

1992 Eudora Welty

- Rea Award for the Short Story

In 1992, she was awarded the Rea Award for the Short Story for her lifetime contributions to the American short story.

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Eudora Welty in 1962

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Ford at the Göteborg Book Fair 2013

Richard Ford

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American novelist and short story writer.

American novelist and short story writer.

Ford at the Göteborg Book Fair 2013
Autograph session, Miami Book Fair International, 2014.

In Jackson, Ford lived across the street from the home of author Eudora Welty.

During the same year, Ford was chosen as winner of the Rea Award for the Short Story, for outstanding achievement for that genre.