Monday, April 6, 2009

Richard Price: five most essential books

Richard Price's novels include the national best-sellers Freedomland, Clockers, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and 2008's brilliant Lush Life.

He has also written numerous screenplays, including Sea of Love, Ransom and The Color of Money.

He told Newsweek about his five most essential books. One title on the list:
"Last Exit to Brooklyn" by Hubert Selby Jr. The marriage of brutal street life and gorgeous bebop prose.
Read about the other four books on Price's list.

--Marshal Zeringue