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Richard Price, writer. Recipient Literature award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1999; fellow Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation, 1973, National Education Association, 1981. Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (executive committee 1979-1981), Authors Guild.

Background

Price, Richard was born on October 12, 1949 in New York City.

Education

Bachelor, Cornell University, New York City, 1971; Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1976.

Career

Urban studies instructor New York University, 1973. English instructor Hostos College, Bronx, 1973, fiction writing instructor, 1975, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1974, Binghamton, 1976-1977, Hofstra University, 1978-1979, Yale University, New Haven, 1979, New York University, 1980-1981, Columbia University, 1981.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (novels) The Wanderers, 1974, Bloodbrothers, 1976, Ladies Man, 1978, The Breaks, 1983, Clockers, 1992, Freedomland, 1998, Samaritan, 2003, Lush Life, 2008, (screenplays) The Color of Money, 1986, Night and the City, 1989, Kiss of Death, 1995, Clockers, 1995, Ransom, 1996, Shaft, 2000, Freedomland, 2006. Writer (television series) The Wire, 2003-2008. Executive producer: (films) Mad Dog & Glory, 1993, Ethan Frome, 1993.Co-producer: Kiss of Death, 1995, Clockers, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (executive committee 1979-1981), Authors Guild.

Connections

Son of Milton and Harriet (Rosenbaum) Price. Married Judith Hudson. Children: Anne, Genevieve.

father:
Milton

mother:
Harriet (Rosenbaum) Price

spouse:
Judith Hudson

child:
Genevieve