Richard Price is an American novelist and screenwriter, best known for his books The Wanderers, Clockers and Lush Life as well as the television shows The Wire and The Night Of. His work explores 20th century urban American in a gritty, realistic manner. He also wrote The Whites (under the name Harry Brandt) and the screenplay, The Color of Money, for which he was nominated for an Oscar. In addition to dozens of novels and screenplays, Price has written extensively for publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone. Price wrote and conceptualized the film in Michael Jackson’s “Bad” music video. He has an undergraduate degree from Cornell and an MFA from Columbia University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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