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He brought the brutality of the city to life in The Wanderers.
The writer Richard Price, who grew up in the Bronx projects, is known for his gritty novels of urban life (Lush Life and others), as well as his hit Hollywood screenplays, including The Color of Money and Clockers. In 1999, he received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He also shared a 2007 Edgar® Award as a co-writer of HBO’s miniseries The Wire.