2014 Jerome Irving Bank Short Story Prize Reading with Rick Moody

Sponsored by Department of English

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
7:30 p.m.

2014 Jerome Irving Bank Short Story Prize Judge: 

Rick Moody is the author of numerous novels, collections of short fiction, a memoir, and a book of essays. His debut novel, Garden State (1992), was the winner of the 1991 Editor's Choice Award from the Pushcart Press. The Ice Storm (1994) was published in twenty countries and released by Fox Searchlight as a film directed by Ang Lee in 1997. Other novels include The Four Fingers of Death (Little, Brown & Co., 2011); The Diviners (2005); and Purple America(1997), for which foreign editions have appeared widely. Right Livelihoods, a book of three novellas, was published in 2007. His collections of short fiction include The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven (Little, Brown & Co., 1995), the title story of which was the winner of the 1994 Aga Khan Award from The Paris Review, and Demonology (2001), which was also published in Spain, France, Brazil, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Italy, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions (Little, Brown & Co., 2001) was a winner of the NAMI/Ken Book Award, and the PEN Martha Albrand prize for excellence in the memoir. His collection of essays, On Celestial Music, was published by Back Bay Books in 2012. An anthology, edited with Darcey Steinke, Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited, appeared in November 1997. His short fiction and journalism have been anthologized in Best American Stories 2001Best American Essays 2004, Year's Best Science Fiction #9, and, multiply, in the Pushcart Prize Anthology.

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