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We all know the stories of how creative people get into the business of creating for a living, but how did they start using their imaginations in the first place? On the Beginnings podcast, writer and performer Andy Beckerman asks well-known and up-and-coming comedians, musicians, writers and artists about their earliest creative acts and about other formative childhood experiences.

Jan 28, 2016

On today's episode - the sixth anniversary of Beginnings - I talk to writer Rick Moody. Rick was born in New York City, and attended Brown and Columbia universities. His first novel, Garden State, was the winner of the 1991 Editor’s Choice Award from the Pushcart Press and his next novel, The Ice Storm, was published in May 1994 by Little, Brown and Company. The film version, directed by Ang Lee, was released by Fox Searchlight in 1997 and won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, ten more of his novels have been published, including his memoir The Black Veil and two collections of short stories. Rick has been the recipient of many awards for his writing including the Paris Review Aga Khan Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his latest novel, Hotels of North America, was published in 2015.

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