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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

Richard Price

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Richard Price has written eight novels, including "Clockers," "Freedomland" and "Samaritan." His latest novel "Lush Life" appeared last year at Picador. He also wrote the screenplays for the movies, "The Sea of Love," "Mad Dog and Glory," and "The Color of Money," for which he received an Oscar nomination. For his work on the HBO series "The Wire" he won the 2007 Edgar Award for television writing. He is a chronicler of urban life, especially in New York. He was born in 1949 and brought up in the Parkside projects in the Bronx. He graduated from Cornell, and did graduate work in creative writing at both Columbia and Stanford.