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A native of Omaha, fiction writer and essayist RICHARD DOOLING is the author of several novels, including 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 were also 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. His essay, "Diary of an Immortal Man" has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The LA Times, and The National Review. He has also contributed op-ed pieces to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The National Law Journal. His latest novel is Bet Your Life, named a New York Times Notable Book. In 2003-2004, Richard Dooling co-wrote and helped produce Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital for ABC. Since 2008, Richard Dooling has been teaching entertainment law, professional ethics, and the law of mass communications at the University of Nebraska College of Law. He lives in Omaha with his wife and their four children.

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