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									Richard PriceRichard Price
The self-described "Fonzie of Literature," Richard Price has come a long way from his days growing up in the Bronx projects. From his gritty 1974 debut, The Wanderers, to hit Hollywood screenplays like The Color of Money and Clockers, Price brings a signature brand of street-savvy cool to his work.

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Richard Price
Current Home:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Cornell University, 1971; M.F.A., Columbia University
Gotham Award, 1991; Playboy magazine Nonfiction Award, 1979

Price's Latest

Published Works

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								Samaritan, Author: 
								Richard Price.

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by Richard Price
Price's first novel in four years finds a successful television writer returning home to the rough New Jersey projects where he grew up to give something back to the community -- only to find himself the victim of a violent attack. A product of the New York projects himself, Price infuses the tale with authentic attitude.

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								Blood Brothers, Author: 
								Richard Price.
*  The Wanderers (1974)
*  Bloodbrothers (1976)
*  Ladies' Man (1978)
*  Clockers (1992)
*  The Color of Money, Sea of Love, Night and the City: Three Screenplays (1993)
*  Freedomland (1998)
*  Samaritan (2003)

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Publish or Perish

In an interview with his publisher, Price recalls what first inspired him to become an author: "My grandfather, a Russian immigrant, was a factory worker and wrote poetry in his spare time," Price remembers. "It would get published in a Brooklyn YMHA mimeograph, before Xerox, and I would see these poems in print in this little bound thing with my grandfather's name on it and it would flip me out."

Price Goes Hollywood

Early Influence

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								The Color of Money, Sea of Love, Night and the City: Three Screenplays, Author: 
								Richard Price.

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The Color of Money, Sea of Love, Night and the City: Three Screenplays
by Richard Price
Showcasing his knack for shining a light onto the darkest underbelly of Americana, this collection of Price's best-known screenplays features an in-depth interview of Price with film critic Neal Gabler in the introduction.

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								Last Exit to Brooklyn, Author: 
								Hubert Selby.

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Last Exit to Brooklyn
by Hubert Selby
Price told how reading Hubert Selby's Last Exit to Brooklyn inspired him: "I think the greatest tribute or compliment you can give a work of art, in any form, is not about how much you appreciate it, but how much you can't wait to get out of there -- to go home and do your own thing. Because the thing made you so crazy to write, or to paint or to do something."

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