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Nov. 28, 2007

Richard Price reads Dec. 6 as guest of the UI Writers' Workshop

Fiction writer and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Richard Price, a guest of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, will present a free reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Frank Conroy Reading Room of the Dey House on the UI campus.

Price, whose novel "Lush Life" will be published next year, is the author of novels including "The Wanderers," "Blood Brothers," "Clockers," "Samaritan" and "Freedomland." "Clockers" was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Price co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay with director Spike Lee.

His other screenplays include "The Color of Money," for which he received another Academy Award nomination; the adaptation of his "Freedomland," which starred Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore; "Sea of Love," which starred Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin and John Goodman; "Night and the City," which starred Robert DeNiro and Jessica Lange; "Mad Dog and Glory," which starred DeNiro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray and David Caruso; "Kiss of Death," which starred Caruso, Jackson, Nicolas Cage and Helen Hunt; and "Ransom," which starred Mel Gibson.

Price received that American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in literature in 1999.

The Writers' Workshop is a graduate program of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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