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Richard Price is a novelist and screenwriter. His books explore the urban world in a gritty, realistic manner that has brought him considerable literary acclaim. Price grew up in a[…]

The lag time of books.

Question: What books about New York do you recommend?

Richard Price: You mean besides Lush Life? That’s a good question. I don’t know who’s writing about New York right now that’s taken on the zeitgeist right now. Usually it takes a couple of years for that. It’s like coming out of a war. The literature about that war doesn’t become great until a number of years passed. Now we’re getting tree to smoke about Vietnam. I don’t even know who’s writing what about New York.

Recorded On: 3/3/08