Richard Ford was born in 1944. In 1998 Richard Ford was 54. Rick Moody was born in 1961. In 1998 Rick Moody was 37. Richard Ford received his BA from Michigan State University. Rick Moody received his BA from Brown University. Richard Ford got his MFA in creative writing at the University of California, Irvine. Rick Moody received an MFA from Columbia University. Richard Ford is best known for his novel The Sportswriter. The Sportswriter was published in 1986. Rick Moody is best known for his novel The Ice Storm. The Ice Storm was published in 1992. Richard Ford edited The Granta Book of the American Short Story in 1992. The Granta Book of the American Short Story was reprinted in 1998.