A native of Omaha, fiction writer and essayist RICHARD DOOLING
is the author of three novels, Critical Care (Picador, 1996);
White Man's Grave (Farrar, Straus, 1994; Picador, 1995),
which was a finalist for
the National Book Award in 1994; and Brain Storm (Random House,
1998). Critical Care was made into
a movie starring James Spader, Kyra Sedgewick, Albert Brooks,
and Ann Bancroft,
directed by Sidney Lumet. The rights to Brain Storm have
also been optioned.
He is a graduate of St Louis University (BA),
attended University of Nebraska Medical Center,
University of Chicago (RRT), and St Louis University (JD).
Dooling's fiction has appeared in The New
Yorker, Smoke, and elsewhere.
He is a frequent contributor to the op-ed
pages of The New York Times.
"Diary of an Immortal Man" has been nominated for a
National Magazine Award
A lawyer specializing in
employment-discrimination cases, he lives in Omaha with his wife and
four children. His latest novel, published in September of 2002,
was Bet Your Life, named a New York Times Notable Book.
Dooling is currently at work writing an ABC TV series,
"Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital."