Richard Price

#113989
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
12, 1949
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
New York

About

An American fiction writer and screenwriter known for his gritty, urban work, he is most famous for novels such as Lush Life (2008), The Wanderers (1974), and Clockers (1992). His screenplays include Life Lessons (1989), Mad Dog and Glory (1992), and the Oscar-nominated The Color of Money (1986).

Before Fame

He graduated from Cornell University and went on to receive his MFA in creative writing from Columbia. He later taught writing classes at Yale and New York University.

Trivia

His novel, Clockers, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Family Life

He grew up in a housing project in the Bronx. Later, he married Lorraine Adams.

Associated With

He did uncredited writing work on the Denzel Washington film, American Gangster.