Rick Moody is an American novelist and short story writer.
Moody is best known for his novel, “The Ice Storm,” a chronicle of the dissolution of two suburban Connecticut families over Thanksgiving weekend in 1973, which brought widespread acclaim, and became a bestseller.
His first novel “Garden State” (1992) won the Pushcart Editor’s Choice Award. His memoir “The Black Veil” (2002) won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir.
Moody grew up in several of the Connecticut suburbs where he later set stories and novels, including Darien and New Canaan. He graduated from St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, Brown University, received a master’s degree in fine art from Columbia University and received his MFA from Columbia University.