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Richard Price Comes to Rochester

Rochester, NY – On Thursday, June 11th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, author of New York Times bestseller The Whites, Richard Price, will be at richard_priceWriters & Books leading a Master Class for advanced writers. The workshop will cost $35 for W&B and MAG members, $40 for general public. Call 473-2590 ext 107 to register.


Later that evening at 7:00 PM, Price will also be giving a lecture and book signing at the Memorial Art Gallery. Tickets to the lecture are $10 for W&B and MAG members and $12 for general public. Call 473-2590 ext 107 to register. Tickets can also be purchased at the MAG Admissions Desk during business hours. 


Price is the author of the acclaimed novels Clockers, Freedomland and Lush Life. His ninth novel, The Whites, was published in February 2015 by Henry Holt and Co., with Price writing as Harry Brandt. (As the praise below makes clear, the pen name fooled no one.)


The Whites is the story of New York City police officers obsessed with hunting down the criminals that got away. The theme is classic, the title a nod to the white whale of Melville’s Moby-Dick. But like Price’s earlier books, The Whites is a vividly etched portrayal of urban America. The book received rave reviews and debuted at number five on the New York Times bestseller list.


Price also writes for movies and TV. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for The Color of Money and won an Edgar Award for his writing on the HBO series The Wire.

Author photo by Lorraine Adams. 

A collaboration with the Memorial Art Gallery: