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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameHiram. F. Moody III

Mini Bio (1)

Rick Moody was born on October 18, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA as Hiram. F. Moody III. He is a writer and composer, known for The Ice Storm (1997), Personal Effects (2009) and As Smart As They Are: The Author Project (2005).

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Winner, Editors Book Award from Pushcart Press for 1991 novel "Garden State."
Son of Hiram F. Moody, Jr., and Margaret Maureen (Flynn) Davis.
B.A degree from Brown University, 1983; M.F.A. from Columbia University, 1986.
Associate editor, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., NY, 1988-1991, then freelance editor.
Fiction and composition instructor at Riverside Writers Group and Bennington College (VT), since 1991.
Lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Brother of screenwriter, Dwight Moody.

Personal Quotes (1)

My broken, lost, somewhat hopeless, drug-addled younger self wanted to feel that there was more to life than being overlooked or oppressed by by the fortunate and graceful striving past him in and out of school. And this is how he did it: he learned everything there was to learn about these reviled pieces of culture with their bombast and their excess and even, yes, with their occasional bits of genuine feeling, and he hung around with other misfits who made this indefensible nonsense their thing. Then he waited for the winds to change.

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