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Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Rick Moody III

Hiram Rick Moody III turns 52 on Friday.
Hiram Rick Moody III turns 52 on Friday. Photo Credit:

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Rick Moody III.

Moody, who grew up in New Canaan, turns 52 on Friday. The novelist and short story writer was born Oct. 18, 1961, in New York, N.Y.

His first novel “Garden State” won the Pushcart Editor's Choice Award. He is best known for the 1994 novel “The Ice Storm,” which brought widespread acclaim, became a bestseller and was made into a feature film of the same title.

He also won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, the Addison Metcalf Award, the Paris Review Aga Khan Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Many of his works have been praised by fellow writers and critics alike, and in 1999 The New Yorker chose him as one of America's most talented young writers, listing him on their "20 Writers for the 21st Century" list.

Moody has taught at the State University of New York at Purchase and Bennington College, and currently teaches at New York University.

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