VJ Books Presents Author Richard Lange!
Richard Lange is an American writer born in Oakland, CA. After receiving a degree in film from the University of Southern California, he traveled to Europe and taught English for Berlitz in Barcelona, Spain. Returning to Los Angeles, he was hired as a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications and eventually became managing editor of RIP, a heavy-metal music magazine. He later edited textbooks before becoming managing editor of Radio & Records, a radio-industry trade magazine.
Lange's stories have appeared in The Sun, The Iowa Review, and Best American Mystery Stories, and as part of the Atlantic Monthly's Fiction for Kindle series. He is the author of the collection Dead Boys and the novels This Wicked World and Angel Baby, which won the Hammett Prize. His novel "Apocrypha" was awarded the 2015 Short Story Dagger by Great Britain's Crime Writers' Association.
He received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a Guggenheim Fellow.
He lives in Los Angeles.
Richard Lange Bibliography
- Dead Boys - 2007
- The Wicked World - 2009
- Angel Baby - 2013
- Sweet Nothing - February 2015
- The Smack - July 2017
- Rovers - 2021
Richard Lange Awards
- 2008 - The Rosenthal Family Foundation Award for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
- 2009 - Guggenheim Fellow
- 2012 - Writer in Residence, Bordeaux, France
- 2013 - Hammett Prize (Angel Baby)
- 2015 - Short Story Dagger from Great Britain's Crime Writers' Association ("Apocrypha")
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