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Rick Moody, Novelist

Mr. Moody graduated from Brown University in 1983 and received an M.F.A. from Columbia University in 1986. His first novel, Garden State, was the winner of the 1991 Editors’ Book Award from the Pushcart Press and was published in 1992. The Ice Storm was published in May 1994 by Little, Brown & Co. Foreign editions have been published in twenty countries. (A film version, directed by Ang Lee, was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in 1997.) A collection of short fiction, The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven, was published by Little, Brown & Co. in August 1995; the title story was the winner of the 1994 Aga Khan Prize from The Paris Review. Mr. Moody’s third novel, Purple America, was published in April 1997. In 1998 he received the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2000 he received a Guggenheim fellowship. In 2000 he published a collection of short fiction, Demonology, also published in Spain, France, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. In May 2002 Little, Brown & Co. issued The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions, which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir in 2003 and was a NAMI-NYC Metro recommended book. Since that time he has published two novels, The Diviners and The Four Fingers of Death, and a volume of essays, On Celestial Music. His short fiction and journalism have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2001, Best American Essays 2004, Year’s Best Science Fiction #9, and in Pushcart Prize anthologies. He has taught at SUNY Purchase and New York University and was appointed critic in photography at Yale in 2011.
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