Rick Moody

"The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven"

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Rick Moody is the author of the novels Purple America, The Ice Storm and Garden State, for which he received the Pushcart Press Editors’ Book Award, and the story collection The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven. His fiction and essays have been published in the New Yorker, Esquire, the Paris Review, Harper’s, Grand Street, Details, Open City and the New York Times.

“Again and again throughout the collection, Moody presents the hilariously ludicrous, and then forces the reader to empathize, to understand these people trapped and alone in their own absurdity.” –San Francisco Review of Books on The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven.

Listen now to this MP3Lit.com exclusive recording of Rick Moody reading Twister, a story from his collection, The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven (Little, Brown & Co.).

Rick Moody is the author five novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and, most recently, a collection of essays, ON CELESTIAL MUSIC.

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