Fresh Air, Richard Price, March 5, 2008

  • by Terry Gross
  • 0 hrs and 51 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Hear novelist and screenwriter Richard Price and book critic Maureen Corrigan on this edition of Fresh Air. Richard Price's new novel is Lush Life about the repercussions of a shooting on the Lower East side. Price has also written for HBO's The Wire, which ends a five-year run on Sunday. Price's other best-selling novels include Clockers, about life in the inner city world of drug dealing (which was made into a film), Freedomland, which was inspired by the real-life incident in which a woman alleged a black man carjacked her and took her two children, and Samaritan, about a man who returns to the New Jersey town where he was raised and to teaching, and the bad consequences of his good intentions. Price was also a screenwriter for the notable films Sea of Love, Ransom, and The Color of Money. Then, Maureen Corrigan reviews World War II Writings, a new collection of stories by legendary journalist A. J. Liebling, published by The Library of Congress. It was edited by Pete Hamill. [Broadcast Date: March 5, 2008]

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  • Release Date: 03-05-2008
  • Publisher: WHYY-FM