Alexandra Ford was born outside Philadelphia in 1986. She earned her MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College and her BA from Virginia Tech. Her first novel, What Remains at the End, was published in October 2019 with Seren Books (UK). It has been called a 'hard-hitting' and 'astonishing' debut that portrays 'the lasting effects of communal and generational trauma'.
Alexandra lives on the Welsh Marches with her husband, dog, and small flock of Icelandic sheep. She works at the John Osborne Arvon Centre at the Hurst and is currently writing a memoir. More information about her novel, other publications, and events can be found at her website: www.afordwrites.com.
Praise for WHAT REMAINS AT THE END:
"What Remains at the End is an astonishing debut -- a remarkable balancing act. Alexandra Ford negotiates a delicate, fraught emotional landscape with acute sensitivity, complex self-awareness and extraordinary empathy. It would be easy to overload the reader with such a many-stranded story, but Ford is as skilled at silence as she is at words. She knows precisely how to move between the many threads of her narrative, leaving the reader aghast or deliberately perplexed or wryly amused, and longing to read on." – Alexander Masters, author of Stuart: A Life Backwards
‘Ford’s book is as much about the retreading of history as it is about history itself. It’s about the search for the truth as a way of understanding the truth of ourselves. She is careful not to forget the small kindnesses and cruelties that live within the sweep of world forces. This book is both an education and a song of the heartache.’ – Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You
“A deeply personal, startlingly honest, and devastating portrayal of the lasting effects of communal and generational trauma.” – Wales Arts Review