Robert McCrum talks to Richard Ford, author of The Sportswriter, about the US and Donald Trump.
Robert McCrum talks to eminent writers, including Marilynne Robinson and Malcolm Gladwell, about making the transition from Obama to Trump. Today he talks to Richard Ford whose novels include The Sportswriter, Independence Day and the Lay of the Land. Ford's characters are often middle class white men living in traditional Republican worlds. It's a demographic that helped put Trump in the White House.
Producer: Maggie Ayre.