Rick Moody is widely considered one of the most gifted and insightful fiction writers in America. The author of The Ice Storm, Purple America, and many other works of fiction and non-fiction, Moody has received the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as a Guggenheim fellowship.
Moody's short work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Harper's, Esquire, and the Paris Review. He is also a contributing editor to the Gingko Tree Review, a literary journal based at Drury.
"The sheer, white drapes in the guest room were limp as the bangs of a sad schoolgirl. The dresser drawers were empty except for a skittering mothball..."
- Rick Moody, The Ice Storm
Convocation Film Series: The Ice Storm