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Richard Currey, American writer. Recipient Poetry prize Sante Fe Festival Arts, 1979, Associated Writing Programs Short Fiction prize, 1984; named Best American Writers Esquire Magazine, 1989; D. H. Lawrence fellow, 1981; National Education Association fellow, 1982, 87; Western States Arts Federation grantee, 1993.

Background

Currey, Richard was born on October 19, 1949 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States. Son of Allen E. and Mary K. Currey.

Education

Bachelor, West Virginia University, 1974. Master of Arts, Howard University, 1979.

Career

Distinguished visiting writer Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1993. Visiting professor University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1993-1994. Artist in residence State of West Virginia, Charleston, 1994, 97.

Writer in residence Chesterfield Film Company, Los Angeles, since 1996. Lecturer National Public Radio, University California, Berkeley, University California, Santa Cruz, Harvard University, New York University, San Francisco State University, others, since 1984. Fiction judge Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship Program, 1993.

Works

Connections

Married Aiko Allen (divorced September 1997). 1 child, Asia Devon.

father:
Allen E.

mother:
Mary K. Currey

spouse:
Aiko Allen

child:
Asia Devon Currey